Liebe und Trennung: Gedichte aus ethnographischen Feldstudien / Love and Separation: Ethnographic Field Poetry - German/English Dual Language Book
The poems offered in Love and Separation, just as the poems in rosarot und schwarz (2008, Deutscher Lyrik Verlag), originated from my ethnographic fieldwork on identity that I conducted in Germany and the USA. Love and separation are topics that everyone grapples with; and thus, these topics often came up when I conducted my ethnographic fieldwork on identity. As I was trying to understand my participants, trying to see the world from their perspectives, and trying to freeze my understanding of their feelings, I would often jot down poems. Sometimes I wrote these poems from their perspective, other times I wrote them from my observer’s point of view.