…the time that lies ahead of him grows shorter. the rearview mirror has been cleaned and he can see his younger self, but he cannot hear him. the words he once had spoken are transcribed by memory, unvoiced…
A book of memory, of a life and of our time.
- PHILIP KAVAN
The process of reading these new poems is to re-experience what the past feels like. It is a strangely moving little book, true and dignified.
- LAURA GRAHAM
Matschoss understands that the language of intimacy between humans extends to interactions with landscape, history, animals, and weather.
- ANTHONY LAWRENCE
Every now and then the poet turns his gaze upon himself evoking places he has been and moments he has lived.
- ANDREW BOVELL
I am mesmerized by the intimacy the poems capture in these lyrical scenarios.
- THOMAS KELLOGG
Joachim Matschoss offers a hope and acknowledgement of life's beauty and of the resilience of love and youth.
Joachim Matschoss was born in Germany and now lives in Melbourne/Australia. He is a playwright, poet and Theatre-maker. His Theatre Company, ‘Backyard Theatre Ensemble (BYTE)’ presents diverse pieces of theatre all across Melbourne/ Australia and internationally.
Joachim has created theatre in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, India, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Hungary, Taiwan, Switzerland and China.
Joachim’s poetry is published in Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom and the USA.
Joachim published a travel journal in Australia (Away with me) and a novel in the USA (Dead River Oaks). A book about theatre and travel (Rain Overnight) has been published in India.