February 20th, 2012 / 1:01 pm
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Aase Berg’s Transfer Fat

Now available from Ugly Duckling, translated by Johannes Goransson. !!! Hyper-compressed gasoline language. !!! Hungryx99999.

Joyelle McSweeney on Transfer Fat.

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  1. Erik Stinson
  2. deadgod

      Going by the poems selected from Transfer Fat and Uppland in the “selected” Remainland (transl. also Goeransson), Celan is a reasonable (and not unflattering) comparison.  Berg is really quite good.  Here’s Goeransson’s version of While the Hare Rustles the Whale is Soft:

      the hare skindry the whale heavy of the bag’s fatmilk