In the Morning We Are Glass

In the Morning We Are Glass

By Andra Schwarz



A young German poet from the Slavic ethnic Sorbian minority, a group that has retained its identity and to some degree, its languages, despite persecution, assimilation into Germany, and the devastating loss of their land; many of the poems address the erasure of culture, displacement from their communities, border issues, and environmental degradation; Bilingual (German and English) poems on facing pages; Poems have appeared in Action Books' "Poetry in Action #5" blog, Columbia Journal, Tupelo Quarterly, LitMagazine, Bomb-Cyclone, Michigan Quarterly Review; At 38, Schwarz has already won several important prizes in Germany; Translator Caroline Wilcox Reul won the 2018 Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation and Multilingual Texts; LitMagazine will be publishing a "Global Voices Interview" with Schwarz and the Wilcox Reul in September 2020 issue; Academics in German studies, Slavic studies, minority studies, border issues, creative writing, feminists, women's studies, and comparative literature scholars and students will find Schwarz' work of interest. Recent Zephyr titles have won or been finalists for National Book Critics Circle Award, PEN Poetry in Translation Award, National Translation Award, Found in Translation Award.

ISBN: 9781938890833


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