Marc Vincenz is an Anglo-Swiss-American poet, a fiction writer, translator, editor, publisher, designer, multi-genre artist and musician. He has published fourteen books of poetry, including more recently, Becoming the Sound of Bees, Leaning into the Infinite, The Syndicate of Water & Light, and Here Comes the Nightdust. Vincenz' newest collection, The Little Book of Earthly Desires, and a novella set in ancient China, Three Taos of Tao, or How to Catch a Fortuitous Elephant are both forthcoming in 2021 from Spuyten Duyvil. An album of music, ambients and verse, Left Hand Clapping, is also forthcoming from TreeTorn Records. Vincenz is also a prolific translator and has translated from the German, Romanian and French. He has published ten books of translations, most recently Unexpected Development by award-winning Swiss poet and novelist Klaus Merz (White Pine, 2018) and which was a finalist for the 2016 Cliff Becker Book Prize in Translation. His translation of Klaus Merz's selected poems, An Audible Blue, is forthcoming from White Pine Press. His poems have been published in many journals, including The Nation, Ploughshares, The Los Angeles Review, World Literature Today, Raritan, Asymptote and Plume. His work has received fellowships and grants from the Swiss Arts Council, the Literary Colloquium Berlin, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry. Vincenz is editor and publisher of MadHat Press, and publisher of New American Writing.
Unlikely Stories: A 20th Anniversary Reading