At the Edge of Night
, a selection from four recent collections by Anise Koltz, Luxembourg’s best-known poet, brings the work of this daring and audacious poet to the attention of the English-speaking literary world for the first time. Written in Koltz’s prolific seventh decade, these brief poems – with their short, unpunctuated lines, clearly separated stanzas and powerful, direct language – are both personal and universal.
"This poetry feels utterly European… it speaks to the reader directly, jumping cultural barriers."
Anne-Marie Glasheen, translator
"Her austerity is in its way beguiling and inviting."
David Morley, Poetry Review