Self-Portrait with a Swarm of Bees. Selected Poems 2001-2015

Claudia Grundke

An anthology as a self-portrait: Jan Wagner displays the best of a decade and a half of poetic creation. His debut volume with its high-flying title “Test Drilling in the Sky” already contained everything which sets Jan Wagner’s poetry apart: Elegance and humor, virtuosity and playfulness, curiosity and dedication, precision and cool sensuality. Six volumes of poetry later, Jan Wagner’s …