The Art of Topiary: Reading with Jan Wagner and David Keplinger

November 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
1990 K St NW #03
Washington, DC 20006

This conversation between poet Jan Wagner, one of the most important contemporary poets writing in German, and translator David Keplinger centers around the newly-released English translation of The Book of Topiary, a collection of vivid, tightly-knit poems and Wagner’s first work to be translated into English. Jan Wagner is the winner of the 2017 Georg Büchner Prize, the most important literary accolade for the German language.

The Art of Topiary is the gorgeous product of a long and careful collaboration between Jan Wagner and American poet David Keplinger. Compact, lightfooted, and curious, The Art of Topiary is the exciting American debut of a stunning and joyful voice in global literature.