What patterns do we humans live and operate within? And what kind of order constitutes this ‘we’? The poems this collection reflect a lifelong quest for knowledge – from conception to the body’s eventual deterioration.
A child discovers language, a young woman starts studying and discovering desire. A forest cockchafer swarms around a farmyard tree. Humanity tries to understand the boundless, resolute world of which we live – a world that goes on and on, a world home to countless organisms that all rely on one another to survive.
In Siphonophorae, Lisa Him-Jensen plays around with contrasts and contradictions to great effect. A collection in which the reader is presented with one common motif throughout – that of humanity’s dependence on other people, and of our being a part of nature.
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