Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Durable Goods Issue 31: Translation Germany

Durable Goods Issue 31
Translation Germany
Featured Writers:

LaDonna Witmer

Claudia Bierschenk

Issue 31 is the last in the present series of translation issues and I think we end it on a strong note.  LaDonna Witmer is a stunning writer and visual artist from California who sculpts words with a sharp knife in the most delicate of ways.  She is a maker of cinepoems (short films of her work) and has had me interested in her work since I saw the first one several years ago.

Claudia Bierschenk is the translator for this issue and her eagerness to get LaDonna's work just right impressed me.  Claudia's own work is something that smacks you in the face and leaves you wondering where you have just been.  She has appeared in Durable Goods previously and has received a nomination for that work for a Pushcart Prize.

In the future there will be more translation issues as offers to translate work into Italian and Polish have already come down the pike.  Thank you for enjoying these diversions.

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