This short graphic poetry chapbook aptly sums up Canadian Wolf Carstens' take on existence as represented in his earlier poetry.
The chap consists of two sections. The first ironically contrasts the trivial complaints of the living with the dead’s gratitude & celebration of life “above blades of grass.”
The second section is a direct appeal to the reader to wake up to themselves & to realize we are here only for a short time & to live life to the fullest.
The Swedish artist Janne Karlsson has been collaborating with Carstens for a few projects now and their words & images thoroughly complement each other in this collection.
Despite its low $7 price tag this is a quality book. The cover has a smooth tactile feel to it and the illustrations are sharp and well positioned on the page.
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