Marc Vincenz

Marc Vincenz

Marc Vincenz is a poet, translator and novelist. He is the author of twelve books of poetry; his latest are Leaning into the Infinite, The Syndicate of Water & Light and the forthcoming Here Comes the Nightdust. His latest work of translation is Unexpected Development (White Pine Press, 2018) by the prize-winning Swiss novelist, poet and playwright Klaus Merz. 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.

O solemn vow
beyond the pulpit
            of a slow lifetime
of rows and rows and blows

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Tell us though
of unquestioning apartheid,
of segregation,
of that being-according-to-what-you-are-not
           and of how-you-may-be-defined,

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