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Signe Gjessing’s highly original reconfiguration of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus unfolds at once logically and lyrically on the trembling cusp where philosophy and poetry intersect. Her witty, haunting propositions shimmer between the profound and the puzzling, and beautifully enact Wallace Stevens’s assertion that ‘Life’s nonsense pierces us with strange relation’
– Mark Ford
Fuelled both by logic and intuition, luxuriance and clarity, ecstasy and precision, this long poem unfurls, fractal-like, to amass moments of confounding, generative insight and beauty
– Ralf Webb
Signe Gjessing is a wild voice in new Danish poetry, always closely connected to the symbolic tradition and cosmos
– Naja Marie Aidt
About Signe Gjessing
Signe Gjessing (b. 1992) is a Danish poet. She graduated from the Danish Academy of Creative Writing, Forfatterskolen, in 2014. She has published several collections of poetry and a novella, and is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, including the prestigious Bodil & Jørgen Munch Christensen Prize for emerging writers. Tractatus Philosophico-Poeticus is her first work to appear in English.
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