First published in Great Britain in 2018

by Carcanet Press Limited Alliance House, 30 Cross Street

Manchester m2 7aq

Original poems in German © Christine Marendon, 2018.

Selection and translations © Ken Cockburn, 2018.

The right of Christine Marendon to be identified as the author of this work, and of Ken Cockburn to be identified as the author of its translation, has been asserted by them in accordance

with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act of 1988.

All rights reserved.

Book design: Luke Allan. Printed by srp Ltd. A cip catalogue record for this book is available from

the British Library, isbn 9781784106300.

The publisher acknowledges financial assistance

from Arts Council England.