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Translations in STILL: Georg Leß and Axel Görlach

My translations for STILL magazine of poems by Georg Leß and Axel Görlach are now available on their website. drei sachte Verkehrsunfälle / three gentle road accidents Georg Leß das sich auflösen… / the dissolving… Axel Görlach Advertisements

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Literature Away from Home: Jake Schneider on Translation, Little Magazines and More

Jake Schneider is the editor-in-chief of SAND, Berlin’s English literary journal. His translation of Ron Winkler’s poetry collection Fragmentierte Gewässer (Fragmented Waters) was released by Shearsman Books last October. He works as a freelance translator from German to English. Interview by Chris Fenwick SAND is … Continue reading

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Translation: Montale, ‘La primavera hitleriana’

La primavera hitleriana                 Né quella ch’a veder lo sol si gira…                 — Dante (?) a Giovanni Quirini Folta la nuvola bianca delle falene impazzite turbina intorno agli scialbi fanali e sulle spallette, stende a terra una coltre su cui scricchia … Continue reading

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Translation from Antonella Anedda

È scesa la notte di una domenica notte di un tavolo con la tovaglia cerata e strade in salita e inghiottite da buio. Non nevica da giorni. Il marciapiede asciuga sui suoi fianchi schegge di asfalto e fischio morto di … Continue reading

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Translation: Montale, ‘Gli uomini che si voltano’

Gli uomini che si voltano Probabilmente non sei più chi sei stata ed è giusto che così sia. Ha raschiato a dovere la carta a vetro e su noi ogni linea si assottiglia. Pure qualcosa fu scritto sui fogli della … Continue reading

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Translation: Rimbaud, ‘Les Chercheuses de poux’

Ezra Pound’s translation of this poem is hard to beat. I really need to get away from trying to replicate rhyme schemes so rigidly in poetic translations. They more often result in a versification exercise than in poetry. Nonetheless, here’s … Continue reading

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(Nabokov) Translating Nabokov

Nabokov’s poetry remains little known to English-speaking audiences. In English, he published only fourteen short pieces, all in The New Yorker and all relatively light. Yet, in Russian, Nabokov published hundreds of poems, the vast bulk of which date from … Continue reading

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