Germany’s top performance poet Nora Gomringer returns to Burning Eye this month with her second collection The Trilogy of Surfaces and Invisibilities, translated by Annie Rutherford!

Combining the collections Monster Poems, Morbusand Fashions, Nora Gomringer’s trilogy offers a modern anthropology. Gomringer shines a light on the all-too-human, plays with the superficial and loves the invisible. Accompanied by Reimar Limmer’s illustrations, these poems unpick ideas around the monstrous, the inscribed and gendered body and the face we present to the people around us. Packed with pop culture references and always casting an eye back to where we came from, The Trilogy of Surfaces and Invisibilities is a call for a radical humanism.

“Annie Rutherford’s translations of Gomringer’s poems are constantly inventive, lithe and impressive.” 

Sasha Dugdale


To celebrate Women in Translation Month you can get 50% OFF Nora’s first collection Hydra’s Heads when you PRE ORDER The Trilogy of Surfaces and Invisibilities from our web store! Use TRANSLATION1 at the check out.

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