Damion Searls’s translation of Jon Fosse’s The Other Name will be published in the US in April; his translation of Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet will be published in November. He is currently the Translator in Residence at Princeton.
 (March 2020)


Forgetful Angel

Abroad again. Even the houses are dancing. In all the uncertainties of Amsterdam I reread old diaries to remember who I am: there’s Happy Donut—none of your usual morose donuts here!— and songs with the names of towns in them and wicked, wicked Caroline. Is any place better without a …