Aufgabe is an annual journal of new American poetry, essays, notes, reviews, talks and poetry in translation. Aufgabe No. 9, edited by E. Tracy Grinnell, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, and Paul Foster Johnson, features Polish poetry and poetics in translation, guest edited by Mark Tardi, and an “A Tonalist Set” guest edited by Laura Moriarty. Contributing poetry editors are Jen Hofer and Nathalie Stephens (Nathanaël). Art editor is Rachel Bers. Contributors include: Stefani Barber, Paolo Javier, Justyna Bargielska, Andrew Joron, Aneta Kaminska, Kacper Bartczak, Vincent Katz, Ellen Baxt, Myung Mi Kim, Dodie Bellamy, Virginia Lucas, Martine Bellen, Filip Marinovich, Guy Bennett, C. J. Martin, Miron Białoszewski, Edric Mesmer, Miłosz Biedrzycki, Laura Moriarty, Julia Bloch, Monika Mosiewicz, Taylor Brady, Eileen Myles, Ewa Chrusciel, Lee Norton, Norma Cole, Linnea Ogden, CAConrad, Geoffrey Olsen, Rob Cook, Przemysław Owczarek, Craig Cotter, Jocelyn Saidenberg, Michael Cross, Tomaž Šalamun, Brent Cunningham, Leslie Scalapino, Mina Pam Dick, Standard Schaefer, Dolores Dorantes, Kate Schapira, Patrick Durgin, Anne Shaw, Cathy Eisenhower, Rick Snyder, Laura Elrick, Andrzej Sosnowski, Rodrigo Flores, Celina Su, Cal Freeman, Katarzyna Szuster, Karen Garthe, Michel van Schendel, Nada Gordon, Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Noah Eli Gordon, Craig Watson, Andy Gricevich, Tyrone Williams, James Grinwis, Dustin Williamson, Rob Halpern, Stephanie Young, Alan Halsey, Ouyang Yu, Brenda Iijima, Elizabeth Zuba, Scott Inguito, Michael Ives. Artwork by Hannah Barrett.
E. Tracy Grinnell
Julian Talamantez Brolaski
About Aufgabe No. 9
My aim with this project was to offer some points of convergence and proliferation, both on [Miron] Białoszewski and contemporary Polish poetry today. It in no way purports to be exhaustive, but it is my deepest hope that the selections here offer what Michael Palmer might call “the hum of the possible-to-say.”
— Mark Tardi, “The Salt of Structure: Miron Białoszewski & the Future of Innovative Polish Poetry”