Wallless Space [Wandloser Raum] by Ernst Meister, translated by Graham Foust and Samuel Frederick, has been longlisted for the National Translation Award in Poetry by the American Literary Translations Association!
Words without Borders said, "The translators of Wallless Space were brave to take on Meister’s dense and unusual poetry, and so far their work has been excellent.…Foust and Frederick have preserved the phonetic elements of Meister’s verse—assonance, alliteration, rhyme, anaphora—without sacrificing the poet’s distilled diction and powerfully short dimeter and trimeter lines."
Wallless Space is Meister's final collection and the last of the informal trilogy which also includes In Time's Rift (Wave Books, 2012) and Of Entirety Say the Sentence (forthcoming Wave Books, October 2015).
The hardcover of Advice from 1 Disciple of Marx to 1 Heidegger Fanatic is on sale for $15 dollars. That's 50% off, and a dollar cheaper than the softcover. Sale lasts for two weeks (until August 5th).
Library Journal said of the book, "Best known as the inspiration for the irascible Ulises Lima in Roberto Bolaño’s famed novel The Savage Detectives, Santiago Papasquiaro is a formidable poet in his own right. His lyricism borders on the profane, with its bawdy metaphors and extensive use of vernacular imagery, often favoring an 'ugly,' highly visceral beauty over the prim imagery found in more formal work."