Editorial: Issue 11

Table of Contentsfor Issue 11

Atrium of Stuttgart’s Stadtbibliothek am Mailänder Platz

Cover illustration: Atrium of Stuttgart’s Stadtbibliothek am Mailänder Platz
© die arge lola, Stuttgart

With this eleventh issue, the incoming editors of No Man’s Land proudly continue the work of Isabel Cole and other  founders of the journal, taking it into a second decade of presenting diverse writing from the German-speaking world.

This new edition offers a sampler of what is being done in and with recent German-language poetry and prose, without attempting to link stories and poems with a common theme.   The selections suggest the breadth and energy of current German-language literature:  they include the work of established writers such as Esther Dischereit, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Yaak Karsunke, and Günter Kunert; and writings by emerging writers, among them Nico Bleutge, Marc Degens, Meral Kureyshi, Farhad Showghi, and Saskia Trebing.

Their translators likewise represent a wide range of ages and approaches.

We have been gratified by the response from the community of German-to-English translators to the revival of this online magazine, and thank them for bringing their work to us.  We are grateful as well to the authors and publishers of the original works, who have permitted us to use English versions of these stories and poems on our website.

Some exciting new literature awaits you in this edition.  Please read and share!

‒ Susan Thorne, Editor

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Editorial: Issue 11


Ships Glow at Night


Prologue
Possible Childhood
Father Comes Home
Beet Harvest
Daily Life
Tracks



travel-picture
breakfast in the hotel



the american light


Prepared
Mutable
REM



Small Theology
You Here



map to paris
associations
poem that starts as follows



We drove
The bodies of the olives
The dresses of the lemons



hiddensee
breast of duck, ruddy



There is water here
Pomegranate tree
I play



On Yesterday
Status Report
An Experience



Apfelstrudel in Shanghai


Elephants in the Garden


Dorsten


A Man Passes Through


Young Animals


The Bee God


Undine


Gone!