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Joshua Weiner

HUMAN BEING   Along the perimeter of a busy compound, on a sidewalk in front of a high black iron fence, two women are standing in a drizzle without umbrellas. Early fall, before trees turn, with the stubborn warmth of […]

Silent The Bird In The Wood: A Goethe Translation-Erasure By Joshua Weiner

  SILENT THE BIRD IN THE WOOD   The video below animates a translation-erasure of Wanders Nachtlied (Wanderer’s Nightsong) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, translated, erased and read by Joshua Weiner.     _________________________________________________________________________________________________ JOSHUA WEINER is the author of […]

SILENT THE BIRD IN THE WOOD: A GOETHE TRANSLATION-ERASURE BY JOSHUA WEINER

  SILENT THE BIRD IN THE WOOD   The video below animates a translation-erasure of Wanders Nachtlied (Wanderer’s Nightsong) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, translated, erased and read by Joshua Weiner.   Having trouble viewing the video? Click here to […]

Joshua Weiner

  [Omitted from the Text]   Black shadow hangs over the dust of my beloved; So I turned myself into dust, but the shadow left me behind.                   —J.W. v. Goethe   […]

Joshua Weiner: Berlin Alexanderplatz, April 2016

  The following essay is an excerpt from Joshua Weiner’s Berlin Notebook (available on Amazon) out now from the Los Angeles Review of Books _______________________________________________________________________   The best time to catch a bus is about 10 minutes before it departs. A […]

Friday Pick Classics: The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish By Joshua Weiner

The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish By Joshua Weiner The University of Chicago Press 2013, 68 pages The promise of a poem that could incorporate every relevant historical allusion and emotional resonance, a poem as faithful […]

Joshua Weiner

  CANTO   In the orchard when you reached your mother’s hand to pick a blushing pear, or her shoulder tensed — you, searching your bag for something you need down there somewhere. When you caught me having gained my […]

Re: Word: Joshua Weiner’s “To Disturb Profoundly The Senses”

  “To Disturb Profoundly the Senses” ‘an unclassified narrative’ from the Office of Legal Counsel, for the President   August 2002 – May 2005 “You have asked for the standards of conduct. For an act to constitute it must inflict […]

Emily Berry reading with Joshua Weiner

  Watch Joshua Weiner and Emily Berry read and answer questions during a live-streamed online Transatlantic Poetry reading hosted by B O D Y Transatlantic Poetry is an innovation in poetry readings, allowing poets in different locations to read together […]

Re: Word: Joshua Weiner

  – These poems originally appeared in the September 2012 issue of B O D Y A PAINTER, ON HER ANNIVERSARY My first painting, that one. I remember the feeling that the light was creating the shade, somehow, of coming […]

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