Thursday, April 8, 2010


Under Glass

Translated by Mark Terrill

We are showing half the booklet for your reading enjoyment.

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(b. 1940 Vechta, Germany / d. 1975, London)

from Under Glass

please click onto poems to enlarge

Even though he has been gone for 25 years, we believe Rolf Dieter Brinkmann is one of the forefront poets in Europe. Someone or other likes to compound his influences from Gottfried Benn to Ted Berrigan — a saucy range — but he may be all by himself. No need for the comparisons. For years Mark Terrill has been working with dedication and care on his Brinkmann translations. We first published a handful when editing together the Origin sixth series, and Mark continues to turn up each year with another riotous bunch. Three-cheers to those who keep good things ongoing.

Mark Terrill