Weiß ist das Leopardenfell des Himmels
He observes, discovers the poetry of the present. Everything can be poetry. He suffers from the world, but he doesn't resign because he is a poet. He writes sparkling poems, connecting synesthetically but precisely: the world in the thimble. No meandering, no ornamentation, scarcity to the utmost. The poems of Matthias Buth seek and thus invite the reader, who can contribute his experiences into the imagery of text, to a dialogue.
Autorenfoto: Heiko Loeffler
Matthias Buth was born in Wuppertal-Elberfeld. He is a poet and essayist. He published the poetry collection No. 344 in the series "Poesiealbum" in 2018. He published "Dichter dulden keine Diktatoren neben sich" together with Günter Kunert in 2013, a book for the 80th birthday of Reiner Kunze. Numerous poetry and prose volumes were published and translated into other languages as well as set to music in chamber music and choirs, for example by Abel Ehrlich (Tel Aviv) and Thomas Blomenkamp and Bernd Häschke. He is a member of the Association of German Writers. Buth belongs to the long line of poet lawyers, he was legal advisor of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media until the end of 2016 and afterwards worked as a lawyer.