VERSschmuggel / reVERSible: An Anthology of English Canadian Poetry / Poésie du Québec / Dichtung aus Deutschland

$25.00

VERSschmuggel / reVERSible: An Anthology of English Canadian Poetry / Poésie du Québec / Dichtung aus Deutschland

$25.00

Poetry | Anthology
June 2021
8.5 x 5.5 inches | 471 pages
Trade Paperback | ISBN 9781771666695


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The poetry translation project VERSschmuggel / reVERSible is a symbiotic lyrical laboratory for materiality, conceptual intensity, and background noise hosted by Haus für Poesie in Berlin. In recognition of Canada’s role as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the focus of 2020’s VERSschmuggel project was on poetry from Canada. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, six German poets met virtually over Zoom with twelve Canadian poets (six writing in English and six writing in French), “smuggling” their poems across linguistic borders during a week-long translation workshop. The poets worked with all three languages—English, French, and German—reading, discussing, and translating one another’s poems.

The corresponding intimacy that carried across the virtual space is noticeable in the resulting publication, VERSschmuggel / reVERSible: An Anthology of English Canadian Poetry / Poésie du Québec / Dichtung aus Deutschland, making this trilingual collection a remarkable document of lived possibilities.

Featuring original work and translations by 12 Canadian poets and 6 German poets, including:

CANADA (English)
Adam Dickinson
Aisha Sasha John
Canisia Lubrin
Sandra Ridley
Lisa Robertson
Armand Garnet Ruffo

CANADA (French)
Martine Audet
Monique Deland
François Guerrette
Natasha Kanapé Fontaine
Tristan Malavoy
Pierre Nepveu

GERMANY
Daniel Falb
Nancy Hünger
Martin Kames
Kerstin Preiwuß
Levin Westermann
Ron Winkler

More about the VERSschmuggel/reVERSible project:
reVERSIBLe: An Anthology of Canadian English Poetry / Poésie du Québec / Dichtung aus Deutschland is part of Canada’s literature programme as Guest of Honour at the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair. The anthology is co-published by Book*hug Press (Ontario), Editions du Noroît (Quebec), and Das Wunderhorn (Germany), in collaboration with Haus für Poesie in Berlin. The project is supported by the Government of Canada, the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec, the Embassy of Canada, and the Vertretung der Regierung von Québec in Deutschland (Representation of the Government of Québec in Germany).

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