Ralph Günther Mohnnau launches a new press campaign for ‘Sowing Nightshade in the Wastelands of Cities’

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Bi-lingual poetry collection is an analysis of the many aspects of big cities and the loss of humanity

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Ralph Günther Mohnnau endowed the literary world with a novel voice into the contemporary lyrical concert with he released “Sowing Nightshade in the Wastelands of Cities” (published by Trafford Publishing in January 2007).

This 2021, the book is set for a new marketing campaign to reach a wider audience.

“Sowing Nightshade in the Wastelands of Cities” is a collection of bi-lingual poetry (German and English) drawn by a scintillating poet who is not afraid to take that step through the light — as well as dark — glass of his soul. Complemented with English translations by Christopher Martin, this book of poems presents an analysis of the disastrous aspects of big cities and the loss of humanity. It is the author’s hope for readers to be more cautious of the actual situation in big cities and their social structure.

A poem titled “encouraging / young poets” reads:
    with your poems
    you'll never outshine an onassis
    & for your sake no john wayne
    will blast from the hip
    AH BUT
    you'll have jackies galore to suck on
    your toes
    &
    la-otse to pass you his flute of bamboo

“Sowing Nightshade in the Wastelands of Cities” has been published with a companion collection — “On the Tidings of Time” and “Day by Day Time Folding Time” — also available from Trafford Publishing. To get a copy, visit https://www.trafford.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/178798-Sowing-Nightshade-in-the-Wastelands-of-Cities.

“Sowing Nightshade in the Wastelands of Cities”
By Ralph Günther Mohnnau, Translated by Christopher Martin
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 170 pages | ISBN 9781412067164
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ralph Günther Mohnnau was born in 1937 in Bad Keuznach, Germany. An early interest in the poetry of the Middle Ages and Expressionism, as well as painting and ballet, led to his studies in English and romance languages, earning him degrees in law and philosophy from the Universities of Mainz, Freiburg, and the Paris Sorbonne. Foreign studies took him to Greece, Egypt, North America, Africa, and Canary Islands, crediting his personal encounters with Martin Heidegger, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Charles Bukowski, Joan Miro, and John Cage as significant influences on his creative work. Mohnnau has written and edited more than 260 books. All are available in the list published by the German National Library under dnb.de (search Mohnnau).

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 844-688-6899 or visit trafford.com.

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