Poet: Julian Schutting
Translator: Sebastian Smallshaw
with you this has long been ash
Three poems by Julian Schutting, translated from German by Sebastian Smallshaw
Alter – Alter
Julian Schutting is a leading Austrian poet and author. Recurring themes in his work, which spans nearly 60 books, are love, observations of nature and everyday life, and musings on language and philosophy. He announced his gender transition in 1989 and remains the most prominent transgender writer in the German-speaking world.
Sebastian Smallshaw is an award-winning translator from German and Dutch. His literary translations have appeared in Asymptote and No Man’s Land, and he is a contributor (in German) to the ‘Profile’ book series of the Austrian Literature Museum.
These three poems appeared in Julian Schutting’s tenth volume of poetry, Der Schwan [The Swan] (Jung und Jung Verlag, 2014).