zündplättchen oder nach 49

In his childhood poem "zündplättchen oder nach 49," Brökel shows us the adult world's performance of "after 49"-shortly after the war, in a village in Brandenburg, we take part in reflections of the East that would also reach into the West: his childhood years before school. He recalls his childhood eyes and ears, words and phrases that were laid into his child's mouth, and from which his lines and rhymes arrived in the world. Photographs from this period, alongside Brökel's artwork, enhance this extraordinary book.

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Ingolf Broekel

Born in 1950 in Sauo near Senftenberg, teaches physics at a Berlin college. Lyric and essays, scenic readings. Several volumes of poetry, CDs, DVDs. Numerous publications in newspapers and journals.