Featuring German poetry in translation
guest edited by Rosmarie Waldrop
May 2002 • 243 pp. • 6″ x 9″ • $12.00
Original art by Rachel Bers, “Schoolgirl, Savoir/Pouvoir”
Many of the German poets selected by Rosmarie Waldrop “share a strong interest in visual art as well as a reaction against the rich, saturated lanaguage of ‘beautiful’ writing, of ‘literature,’” utilizing “narrow vocabularies, flat, denotative language , which they explore through presentation, often moving in Gertrude Stein fashion one step at a time.” The American poetry, essays and prose work in Aufgabe 2 also reinforce the insistence in this volume “that language remain flexible, unoppressive, alive.”
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