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Bilingual Edition

My Blue Piano

Else Lasker-Schüler
Poems Translated from the German by Brooks Haxton

Cloth $39.95s    |    978-0-8156-3420-1    |    2015

Paper $14.95    |    978-0-8156-1056-4    |    2015

ebook 978-0-8156-5336-3

"The almost Biblical lushness of some of the imagery, reminiscent of the Song of Solomon, or of the Psalms, finds its proper level in Haxton’s judicious understanding of how to make the rhetoric feel, if not exactly natural, then natural for the lexicon of a poet like Lasker-Schüler."—Tom Sleigh, award-winning author of Army Cats: Poems

"Haxton has undertaken a significant endeavor of bringing the life and work of a poorly known, earlier twentieth-century German poet to an American audience. The book, with its lucid and thoughtprovoking introduction, paired with the selection of translated poems, serves as an intriguing introduction to the poet’s work."—Jennifer Grotz, associate professor, University of Rochester

  My Blue Piano

  Else Lasker-Schüler was a Jewish German poet and playwright. She wrote several volumes of poetry, plays, short stories, and essays. In 1932, she received the Kleist Prize, one of Germany’s highest literary honors. Brooks Haxton has published six collections of poems. His poems and prose have appeared in Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Book Review, the New Yorker, and the Paris Review. He is the 2013 recipient of the Fellowship of Southern Writers’ Hanes Award, recognizing a distinguished

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