Flight and Metamorphosis by Nelly Sachs | Friday Pick

Flight and MetamorphosisBy Nelly SachsTranslated by Joshua Weiner with Linda B. ParshallFarrar, Straus and Giroux2022, 208 pages Nelly Sachs,...
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Translating Nelly Sachs: An interview with Joshua Weiner

"The biggest challenge of translating Sachs into English, for me, had to do with tracking the movement of her mind in the forming of a poem."

Nelly Sachs

Which vein burst / to offer the holy geometry of yearning / a homeland in your eyes?

Dante

Books in Brief | Friday Pick

Herewith a fresh selection of our favorite recent poetry, fiction, and biography in translation from Ukrainian, Hungarian, Czech, and Italian.

Tom Pickard’s FIENDS FELL | Review

Like Dante's La Vita Nuova and Basho's Back Roads to Far Towns -- key works Pickard references -- Fiends Fell journal is a prosimetrum that moves between prose and verse.

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

Silent the bird in the wood

B O D Y Best of the Net Nominations

B O D Y is proud to present our nominees for the 2017 Best of the Net Anthology for Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction.

Joshua Weiner: Berlin Alexanderplatz, April 2016

The way he hovers beside her, slightly in front of her, refusing to be dismissed, suggests the persistence of an established relationship. But for his dress, they could be mistaken for lovers in a kind of quiet public quarrel.

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 shows a range of forms, modes, and concerns. These poems make profundity exciting.

Friday Pick: Transit, by Anna Seghers

Seghers creates a spectacle of shadows indelible as any film.

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