Discoverers by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Simon Currie’s choice number 4
Hans Magnus Enzensberger, ninety six months ago, is called by German and Austrian poets “the Firebrand Poet.”
“Discoverers” is almost frivolous about early adventurers. By contrast, there follows part of the last poem in the 98-page “The Sinking of the Titanic” which book broadens from the single disaster to the state of mankind overall, which feels like a pertinent take on our viral catastrophe.