“The scenes plunge into each other, cut/ by cut: the surge of the forest into/ the goose step of the soldiers…” Poem of the Week (September 2), by Ilma Rakusa. Translated from German by Paul-Henri Campbell.Read More
Ilma Rakusa was born in Slovakia in 1946, and moved to Switzerland with her family in 1951. She currently lives in Zurich. She has published numerous poetry collections, short stories and essays, and numerous translations from Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Hungarian, and French; she has contributed to major newspapers including Die Zeit and Neue Züricher Zeitung. She is a member of the German Academy for Language and Literature.