Author Sonja vom Brocke will be reading from her latest publication “Düngerkind” on the occasion of Kamilla Bischof’s exhibition SCHÖN VERMÄHLT. It is a long poem that combines numerous formal levels, such as strict columns, loosely set lines of verse and extensive lists and applies manifold linguistic registers. Vom Brocke’s text is language art, that moves between genuineness and artificiality, an “eco-end-times-sci-fi” (Vincent Sauer) of the present, which displays precise rhythm that proceeds not without friction.
Sonja vom Brocke (*1980 Hagen, lives in Berlin) is a free-lance author and finished studies in philosophy, English and German in Cologne, Hamburg and Paris. Next to numerous publications in magazines and anthologies, she published “Ohne Tiere,” Verlag H+K, Berlin 2010, “Venice singt,” kookbooks, Berlin 2015 and “Düngerkind,” Verlag Peter Engstler, Ostheim/Rhön 2018. Poems by Sonja vom Brocke have been translated to Arabic, English, Dutch, Romanian and Slovenian.