Daily Archives: February 14, 2018


“‘Imaginary Gardens’: A Conversation with Jan Wagner & a Portfolio of New Poems” – curated by Ming Di

Jan Wagner (b.1971) has won numerous awards including the Leipzig Book Fair Prize (2015, first time ever awarded to a poet) and the highest award in German literature, the Georg-Büchner-Prize (2017). He was born in Hamburg and has been living in Berlin since 1995. Poet, essayist, and translator of Anglo-American […]


An Introduction to Elsbeth Pancrazi by Megan Levad

  Elsbeth Pancrazi’s first book, Full Body Pleasure Suit, creates a defamiliarizing near-future (or current?) dystopic paradise through which she and the reader might explore, as she says, “how to connect, be present, and be sensual in a virtual world I started to imagine as a possible future.” It’s a […]


But Not Untangle: An Interview with Translator Karen Emmerich on Eleni Vakalo’s Before Lyricism – conducted by Zach Savich

Karen Emmerich is a translator of Greek poetry and prose, and an Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University. Her book Literary Translation and the Making of Originals was recently released by Bloomsbury Academic; her translations include books by Christos Ikonomou, Amanda Michalopoulou, Yannis Ritsos, Miltos Sachtouris, Ersi Sotiropoulou […]