At Night, Beneath Trees
by Michael Krüger

Paperback, 90 pages

ISBN-13: 978-0807614310
$12.50 (Can. $14.50)

A collection of poems by the German poet Michael Krüger, At Night, Beneath Trees, is his second volume to appear in English. This latest selection, drawn from his 1993 and 1996 collections, marks an important shift in his work: moving away from the deeply philosophical dialogues of his earlier work, Krüger engages here in reflective, lyrical musings on the meaning of existence. The Poet searches for truth in this most ordinary of everyday events. Letters written to friends, a few moments spent looking up at the trees, statements by a television commentator all become occasions for questioning the meaning of things. Pervaded by a peaceful stillness, yet resoundingly powerful, these poems speak of the fear and confusion of living in a chaotic, meaningless world.