Mario Wirz was born in 1954 in Marburg and has been living in Berlin since 1988. He is an actor, director, and writer. His most recent volumes of lyric poetry are Sieben Leben hat die Woche (2003) and Sturm vor der Stille (2006). He will publish a new volume of poetry later in 2010.
Renate Latimer taught German and Comparative literature at Auburn University and has translated German and Austrian novels, short stories, and poetry. Her favorite place of refuge is The European Translators Institute (EUK). She is currently working on a translation of chapters from Celans Kreidestern (2010) by Brigitta Eisenreich, about Celan's ten-year relationship in Paris with the Austrian writer Eisenreich.
Words Without Borders opens doors to international exchange through translation, publication, and promotion of the best international literature. Every month we publish select prose and poetry on our site. In addition we develop print anthologies, work with educators to bring literature in translation into classrooms, host events with foreign authors, and maintain an extensive archive of global writing. read more »