What does a poet do, whose language has suddenly changed?
You might look to Erica Mann, who needed to write her books in a foreign language, after her immigration to the USA.
I thought: I’d rather cut out my tongue than try to write poetry in English. I fell silent. The move to the USA triggered a stop to my writing in German.
I started looking for a universal language- and entered the visual world that empowered my words beyond limitations of translation and geography. It wasn't long before my grecophil heart discovered the ancient Greek painting technique called encaustic.
This book is the first attempt to combine my poetry, dating from 2005 and 2011, with my encaustic paintings of today.