Aufgabe No. 10
Edited by E. Tracy Grinnell, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Cole Swensen
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Aufgabe is an annual journal of new American poetry, essays, notes, reviews, talks and poetry in translation. Aufgabe No. 10 features French poetry in translation guest edited by Cole Swensen. French poetry by Oscarine Bosquet, Stéphane Bouquet, Marie-Louise Chapelle, Suzanne Doppelt, Caroline Dubois, Frédéric Forte, Isabelle Garron, Éric Houser, Virginie Lalucq & Jean-Luc Nancy, David Lespiau, Sabine Macher, Vannina Maestri, Jérôme Mauche, Anne Parian, Véronique Pittolo, Virginie Poitrasson, Pascal Poyet, Nathalie Quintane, Sébastien Smirou, Gwenaëlle Stubbe, Éric Suchère, and Bénédicte Vilgrain, translated by Barbara Beck, Norma Cole, Jennifer K. Dick, Stacy Doris, Sylvain Gallais, Cynthia Hogue, Kevin Holden, Ellen Leblond-Schrader, Louise Loftus, Michelle Noteboom, Jean-Jacques Poucel, Eléna Rivera, Sarah Riggs, Lisa Robertson, Eleni Sikelianos, Cole Swensen, Keith Waldrop, Rosmarie Waldrop, Chet Wiener, and Andrew Zawacki.
This issue also includes poetry by Etel Adnan, Susan Maxwell, Paul Killebrew, Lawrence Giffin, Rocío Cerón (trans. Jen Hofer), Christopher Stackhouse, David Wolach, Román Luján (trans. Brian Whitener), Alli Warren, Catherine Meng, Lauren Levin, Paul Braffort (trans. Gabriela Jauregui & Amaranth Borsuk), René Lapierre (trans. Nathanaël), G.C. Waldrep, Jill Magi, Prageeta Sharma, Jane Joritz-Nakagawa, Robert Glück, Lauren Shufran, Mathew Timmons, Reynaldo Jiménez (trans. Carlos Lara), Stephanie Gray, Harold Abramowitz, Brian Laidlaw, Joan Retallack, and Rachel Blau DuPlessis. Essays, notes, reviews by: Erin Morrill, Johanna Drucker, Amaranth Borsuk & Gabriela Jauregui, Pierre Joris on Mansur Al-Hallaj, Paul Killebrew on Lewis Freedman, Jill Magi, and Robert Glück. Artwork by Lee Etheredge IV.
With works by various poets unknown to larger North American poetry audiences, [Aufgabe No. 10] includes writing by Oscarine Bosquet, Marie-Louise Chapelle, Sabine Macher, Anne Parian, Nathalie Quintane and plenty of others, and seemingly extend[s] a series of conversations throughout American publications, from Verse magazine’s triple-issue on French poetry and poetics (2007), or even back to an anthology of French writing edited by Norma Cole, one of the translators of the current issue.
— Rob McLennan, Rob McLennan’s Blog