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Al is die maan 'n misverstand | Poetry & Poetry Anthologies

Danie Marais


South African Literary Award Poetry Prize (2010)

Al is die maan ’n misverstand is a homecoming, not only locally, but also in a new relationship and in happiness. However, Marais’s poetry is anything but blissful – solitude is still the feeling underlying his poetic instinct.

Therefore the poems in his second collection are, for example, about someone sitting and doodling “the seven lucky letters” of a beloved’s name, poised between sadness and happiness; they are poems that know that “forever only lasts a breath” and “that there is no Plan B”; poems about someone who watches “passers-by who do not even almost touch each other” from his balcony, about Mary Coughlan’s Tired and Emotional that hangs in the air like cigarette smoke and reminiscence at three o’clock on a Sunday morning.

(Watch an interview with Danie on RadioBremen.de about comic strips in SA. Interview in German.)

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Al is die maan 'n misverstand | Poetry & Poetry Anthologies

Author: Danie Marais
Category: Poetry & Poetry Anthologies
ISBN: 9780624047612
Date Released: 09 March 2009
Price (incl. VAT): R 175.00
Format: Soft cover, 92pp

About this author

Danie Marais

Danie Marais was born in Kimberley on May 30, 1971. He completed school in 1989 at the Menlopark High School and in 1993 he completed a B. Com. Degree with law...