DAS GEDICHT chapbook. German Poetry Now
Edited by Michael Augustin, Anton G. Leitner, and Paul-Henri Campbell
In its 21st year, the poetry magazine DAS GEDICHT, based in Munich (Germany), is launching an international edition that offers a roadmap of poets writing in contemporary Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Luxemburg.
Germany, known as the Land of Poets and Thinkers, has been successful in exporting refrigerators, cork sandals, and sedans, while its contemporary poetic production is virtually unknown outside the German speaking countries. This is quite a surprise, because its poetic landscape is one of the most vibrant, innovative, and varied literary topographies in the world.
The editors Michael Augustin, Anton G. Leitner, and Paul-Henri Campbell have gathered some of the most interesting poetical voices in the German language. German Poetry Now is inspired by the leading poetry magazine in the language, DAS GEDICHT, and offers a selection of acclaimed and new authors.
The world has often been bamboozled by the German philosophers. With its English edition, we hope the international community may grow fond of the rich variety in German poetry.