In 2018, Fabiano Alborghetti won the Swiss Literature Award for his novel Maiser. With this collection of poetry, readers can now get to know Alborghetti, the poet. Portraits of Absence offers a stark and unflinching portrait of humanity, cloaked in magnificent and impressive language. The poet himself takes on the role of a courageous Cassandra-like figure, trying to reach us with cries and pleas.