Author : Florian Günther
Publisher : Moloko Print, Schönebeck, Germany
Year : 2018
Size : 185 x 130 x 24 mm
Pages : 172, offset printed and perfect bound
Language : German
Illustrations : Katharina Manzke-Leubner
Design : Florian Günther
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Florian Günther was born in East Berlin in 1963. Formally trained as an offset printer, Günther did odd jobs such as gravedigger, construction worker, and pizza delivery boy, before finding his feet as a writer, photographer and publisher. Günther used to be singer in the Eastern German punk band Klick & Aus, co-edited Floppy myriapods, a Berlin based magazine, and has published his own magazine Drecksack – Lesbare Zeitschrift für Literatur from Berlin since 2010. “I was born in 1963 in the East Berlin district of Friedrichshain”, Günther once explained, “and I have lived there since, only a couple of hundreds of yards away from the hospital where I first saw the light of day and opposite the graveyard, where I will end in a shallow grave with the epitaph: it took him a lifetime to cross the street”.
Moloko Plus has now culled existentialist love poems by Günther from earlier poetry compilations published between 1993 and 2017. With his typical dark sense of humour Günther clips the wings of Eros and has a down-to-earth talk with his tormentor and saviour over a drink or two. Love with a twist and a crown cap, aptly illustrated by Katharina Manzke-Leubner.
Katharina Manzke-Leubner (1965) is a German artist from Potsdam, who was educated at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden and the Universität der Künste in Berlin. She was awarded the IG-Metall award in 1999.