Pillage

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In Pillage Krog develops her familiar themes of family, body and land but this time in the harsh light of pillaging, whether being done by nature, humans, or old age. The poems reveal a painful fragility and yet also finding comfort, a nourishment in remarkable moments of beauty: the delight of an egret in a vlei, watching over a young child who is discovering the world around him, and remembering the raptures of love.

Pillage is translated by poet and translator, Karen Press. Also available in Afrikaans as Plunder.

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Pillage

This new collection, Pillage, is published eight years after Synapse (Mede-wete in Afrikaans), which received the Hertzog Prize for Poetry in 2017. Krog explores familiar themes of family, body and land but this time in the harsh light of pillaging, whether being done by nature, humans, or old age.

The poems reveal a painful fragility, an exasperation and at times a blissful celebration, continuously trying to determine different ways of dealing with erosions, here and now. And yet there is also finding comfort, being nourished in remarkable moments of beauty: the delight of an egret in a vlei, watching over a young child who is discovering the world around him, and remembering the raptures of love.

Pillage is translated by poet and translator, Karen Press. Also available in Afrikaans as Plunder.

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