Monday, April 23, 2012

Ernst Herbeck | Everyone Has a Mouth

I've been translating the work of the Austrian schizophrenic poet Ernst Herbeck on and off since first discovering his poetry in 2003 ... and the first collection of these translations is being published by the great Ugly Duckling Presse on June 1 of this year. That's an image of the cover, the text of which I think was letter-pressed, above.

Read more about the book here. A sample poem:
Timeless Writing.

The earth, the volcano and the humming
of the bee are the timeless writing
also migratory birds. The vibration of

1 comment:

Holly said...

Gary - I very much want to read this collection - thanks for the heads up.

Translator? You are truly a man of many talents!