Jan Wagner

Jan Wagner was born 1971 in Hamburg and has been living in Berlin since 1995. Poet, essayist, translator of Anglo-American poetry, he has published seven poetry collections to date, for which he has received, among others, the Georg-Büchner-Prize (2017). A selection in English (Self-Portrait with a Swarm of Bees, translated by Iain Galbraith) was published in 2015 by Arc, UK; another English selection, translated by David Keplinger, came out in 2017 with Milkweed Editions, under the title The Art of Topiary.

  • Two poems by Jan Wagner translated from German by David Keplinger 

    when you are digging in the wardrobe