About An Instrument for Leaving
by Monika Zobel
“Just as the Bertolt Brecht the book invokes, Monika Zobel’s AN INSTRUMENT FOR LEAVING sings to us of the dark and abundant pain of living, the very sadness of being, the wonder of the colorful objects of life, and everything else that makes electric joy and electric pain the twin pleasures of living.”—Dorothea Lasky Purchase An Instrument for Leaving.
About Monika Zobel
Monika Zobel is the author of a book of poems, An Instrument for Leaving, selected by Dorothea Lasky for the 2013 Slope Editions Book Prize (Slope Editions, 2014). Her poems and translations have appeared in Bayou Magazine, The Cincinnati Review, Four Way Review, Redivider, DIAGRAM, Beloit Poetry Journal, Mid-American Review, Drunken Boat, Guernica Magazine, West Branch, Best New Poets 2010, and elsewhere. She is a Senior Editor at The California Journal of Poetics—an online journal for poetry, criticism, reviews, and interviews—and the recipient of a Fulbright grant to Austria. Monika currently lives in Bremen, Germany.