Lori Fisher

Translator

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Author's Bio

Lori Fisher has translated and published significant excerpts of the works of former East German poet Reiner Kunze during his period of transition to West Germany, including poems from zimmerlautstaerke, auf eigene hoffnung, and Die wunderbaren Jahre. A dual-language chapbook of her translations from Kunze’s zimmerlautstaerke was published by Swamp Press in Amherst, Mass. Lori received a BA in English and German from Hartwick College in Oneonta New York, and an MA in Writing (M.A.W.) from University of Iowa where she also attended the Translation Workshop.  She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the University of Giessen in Germany, where she completed a translation project. She has also published her original poetry in several journals including Blueline Magazine, Desideratum, Greene County Council on the Arts Literary Supplement, and Civil Beat. She received the Anna Sonder Poetry Prize of the Academy of American Poets in 2 consecutive years, for her original poems "Campus Before Graduation" and "Pentimento."  She now makes her home in Hawai’i where she continues to write.   

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry (1986-1988), poems by Reiner Kunze, translated from the German (Monitor Book Company, 1988)
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Mundus Artium: Journal of International Literature and the Arts, poems by Reiner Kunze, translated from the German (University of Texas Press, 1985)
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Contemporary East European Poetry, poems by Reiner Kunze, translated from the German (Ardis, 1983)
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Iowa Journal of Literary Studies, poems by Reiner Kunze, translated from the German (University of Iowa Press, 1983)
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Translation Magazine X, poems by Reiner Kunze, translated from the German (Columbia University Press, 1983)
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Dimension Magazine, a story by Lisa Kahn, translated from the German (University of Texas Press, 1982)
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New Directions Anthology 45, poems by Reiner Kunze, translated from the German (New Directions, 1982)
Chapbook:
with the volume down low by Reiner Kunze, translated from the German (Swamp Press, 1981)
Journals:
Buckle, a poem by Reiner Kunze, translated from the German
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Footprint Magazine, poems by Reiner Kunze, translated from the German
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New Letters, poems by Reiner Kunze, translated from the German
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Rohwedder, poems by Reiner Kunze, translated from the German
Prizes won: 

Anna Sonder Poetry Prize of the Academy of American Poets

 

 

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German
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Last update: Dec 19, 2022