THE MOUNTAIN BEHIND THE HOUSE

: Moolman (K.)

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75pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2020

 

"The Mountain Behind the House is a collection to be treasured. The poet's sparse, controlled style serves as the foundation for poems replete with emotional energy, elliptical resonance and symbolic power. Through Moolman's defamiliarising gaze, social and natural landscapes are conjured anew, laying bare unsettling realities and rarely acknowledged truths." Kelwyn Sole, author of Walking, Falling

Kobus Moolman has published seven collections of poetry and two plays. He has been awarded the Ingrid Jonker prize, the DALRO poetry prize, the South African Literary Award, the PANSA award, the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry award and the Glenna Luschei Award for African Poetry. His first collection of short fiction, The Swimming Lesson and Other Stories, was published in 2017. He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of the Western Cape.