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“Afterletters strikes a balance of Bachmann’s more reverent tone and Celan’s adamant questioning. Punctuation and form take on both Bachmannian and Celanian uses and shape.” — Michaela Mullin for Nomadic Press
“This is a stunning first book.” — Douglas Barbour for Eclectic Ruckus
“A vulnerable yet composed collection of work.” — Contemporary Verse 2
“Star-crossed lovers might be a familiar story, but in Kolewe’s hands, the story of poets Paul Celan and Ingeborg Bachmann takes on a life that is tense and lush, pulling a reader through the claustrophobic pressures of fate.” — Open Book Toronto
“Quiet like a thundercloud.” — Christina Baillie
At the desk with R. Kolewe for Open Book Toronto.
R. Kolewe was born in Montreal. Educated in physics and engineering at the University of Toronto, he pursued a successful career in the software industry for many years, while living in a picturesque village in southwestern Ontario. Always a reader, he began to devote his time to writing not long after returning to Toronto in 2007. His work has appeared online at ditch, e-ratio, and The Puritan, and he has been associated with the online magazine of Canadian poetics, influencysalon.ca. He also takes photographs. Find Kolewe’s work online at http://r.kolewe.net, http://hudsonpoems.net or follow him on Twitter @rkolewe.
September 2014 | Poetry
8×6 inches | 64 pages
ePub ISBN 9781771661034
ePDF ISBN 9781771660662