House Inspections (Lannan Translations Selection Series)
"These poems do even more than blur the road among phantasm and fact: they evoke that shiny contradiction of dreaming during which the true and unreal exist in excellent simultaneity."—The Georgia Review
A guy plays entire days from his existence as a drama, on a daily basis at domestic in his house. He is going to nice lengths to be as sensible as attainable, jogging round the condo and tending to day by day company. basically at evening, while he sits via himself within the kitchen, does he peek every now and then on the window to glimpse his viewers. He will not thoroughly abandon the idea that somebody is available. it is like in case you stand at the touchdown, in entrance of a closed door, and also you can not help considering that somebody is observing during the peephole.
With a dozen poems formerly released in The Paris Review, Carsten René Nielsen is already a well-recognized identify to US poetry readers. those darkish prose poems—reminiscent of Charles Simic—map out a uniquely ecu territory with chilling, cinematic clarity.
Award-winning Danish poet Carsten René Nielsen is the writer of 9 books of poetry, together with his US debut The global minimize Out with Crooked Scissors (2007). His poems look in The Paris Review, Agni, Circumference, Mid-American Review, Mississippi Review, and in other places. He lives in Aarhus, Denmark.
David Keplinger's poetry awards contain the Colorado publication Award, T.S. Eliot Prize, an NEA fellowship, and can provide from the Danish Arts Council. He directs the MFA software at American collage in Washington, DC.
Insight—that the phrases, themselves translations, won't ever converse definitively one’s intentions—may serve our interpreting of Nielsen. while he used to be vacationing one in every of my seminars in Washington, D.C., Nielsen requested my scholars, really and with no irony, “How am i able to understand what those poems suggest? I in simple terms wrote them.” He has instructed me that if he may possibly speak about his books (the means different poets speak about theirs), it will betray anything contrived concerning the paintings; he hadn’t labored as difficult as he may have.
There could be such a lot of, they're driven up opposed to the home windows, and in the meantime I think what it’s prefer to remain within the house, if a person can breathe in there in any respect. probably should you went all the way down to the road and pressed the intercom, you will simply pay attention a puffing and hissing within the speaker, as though an individual attempted to whistle with no need sufficient air. it might be a kind of embarrassing moments in case you suspect there’s a person ready on the different finish, yet nonetheless you are saying not anything. Lukketid Det er altid.
Og hænge i armene, og netop som guy er kommet på plads, går lyset på trappen selvfølgelig ud, og dér hænger guy så i kælderen i mørket, og selv om guy ved, at der ikke er langt ned til gulvet, tøver de fleste lige et øjeblik, før de giver slip. Steps In a construction right here locally there’s a staircase the place the stairs turn into shorter and shorter, yet in simple terms while you’re relocating up the steps. while you’re jogging down, it’s simply the other: then the stairs turn into steeper and steeper, and while.
Selvlysende tal på deres armbåndsure. Når guy går forbi, er det altid med håbet om, at guy vil se containerens døre åbne sig og de mange sagførere strømme ud, målbevidste og med lange, kraftfulde skridt. males endnu er intet sket. legal professionals within the driveway by way of the previous bicycle manufacturing facility there stands a box. It’s filled with attorneys. They stand thoroughly nonetheless in there, within the darkness, and learn with earnest fascination the luminous numbers on their wristwatches. in case you stroll via, it’s regularly with.
Jeg, at hun aldrig hilser tilbage, males sådan er det, og hvorfor ved jeg ikke. Selv har jeg aldrig forstået de vemodige: Min hukommelse er så dårlig, at jeg sjældent husker, hvad det er, jeg længes efter. Wistfulness Over through the harbor, on a bench with a view over the harbor basin, sits a woman swimmer. She is donning a washing swimsuit and bathing cap, her hips are broad, her breasts are small. lengthy ahead of the land and the forests, earlier than the valleys and the hills, prior to paths turned roads and.