Jan Wagner

Jan Wagner, born 1971 in Hamburg, lives in Berlin. Poet, essayist, prolific translator of Anglo-American poetry, he has published seven poetry collections since 2001. Regentonnenvariationen (“Rain Barrel Variations”), his sixth collection, won the Leipzig Book Fair Prize in 2015. A selection in English (Self-Portrait With a Swarm of Bees, Arc Publications, 2015) was translated by Iain Galbraith; another, The Art of Topiary (Milkweed Editions, 2017) by David Keplinger. Wagner has received many awards, including the prestigious Georg-Büchner-Prize (2017).

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