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After its launch in Beirut in October, Monastery of the Moon, the new collection of poetry by Norbert Hirschhorn was presented in London.
Monastery of the Moon (Dar al-Jadeed, Beirut 2012) is Norbert Hirschhorn’s third collection of poems after A Cracked River (1999) and Mourning in the Presence of a Corpse (2008). These poems engage the sweep of history in Hirschhorn’s lifetime, from Europe – where he was born – to the Middle East – where he has unrelentingly travelled, as it imprinted itself on the psyche of the poet, from his childhood to maturity. The poems are written in a language that is at once elegant, tactile and passionate.
The Austrian-born poet read selected poems from Monastery
of the Moon on
Wednesday November 14th at 7pm at
The Mosaic Rooms
226 Cromwell Road
London SW5 0SW
He was introduced by Margaret Obank,
publisher of Banipal Magazine.
The reading was followed by a Q&A and signing copies.
The launch was hosted by the Mosaic Rooms.