Amy Strawser

Amy Kepple Strawser

Amy Kepple Strawser teaches German in Central Ohio, where she received graduate degrees from The Ohio State University.

Her translations of poems by SAID and Ursula Krechel have appeared in PEN International: Living in a World Without Peace (2006), The Dirty Goat (2007), and International Poetry Review (Spring 2012). She published a bilingual translation of Ursula Krechel’s long poem Voices from the Bitter Core (2010) with Host Publications.  American Imago (Fall 2017): “Exile and Memory” contains three Anna Seghers stories which Amy co-translated, including “The Excursion of the Dead Girls.” She co-edited Anna Seghers: The Challenge of History in German Monitor 80 (Brill, 2020), comprising essays on the author’s life and works.

Further publications include entries on poetic forms in the Feminist Encyclopedia of German Literature (1997) and contemporary poets for The Literary Encyclopedia (2004-2008). She organized the German Women Writers sessions for the MMLA from 2007 to 2012.

Dr. Strawser has presented papers and moderated conference panels, readings, and lectures for Women in German, OSU’s Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, and the German Studies Association. She has given workshops on literary translation at Kutztown and Belmont Universities.

Amy Kepple Strawser lives in the University District of Columbus with her family.            (2022)

Winter 2022 (Issue 17), For Anna Akhmatova