My translation of Regina Ullmann’s short story collection The Country Road (due out in January from New Directions) has been selected for a PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant!
The news is out! I won the first-ever German Book Office Translation Prize!
My translation of an excerpt from Anja Utler’s first prose book, carried out. A Course Correction, is now online at Anomalous Press. The online version includes a recording of a bilingual reading, and text animation — click on the German marginal texts to display the English translations.
I recently translated a selection of poems by several young Berlin-based poets from the group G13. One set of poems (by Max Czollek, Paula Glamann, Maria Natt, Can Pestanli, Friederike Scheffler, Linus Westheuser, and Ilja Winther) has been published in Transom, along with a brief interview with me. Four more poems by G13 poets (Tristan Marquardt, Lea Schneider, Rebecca Ciesielski, and Tabea Xenia Magyar) are now online in No Man’s Land, issue 7.
Here’s an excerpt from the latest review of engulf – enkindle:
“Beals deserves serious laurels for his work. engulf — enkindle is a book of surfaces—its significance is rooted in the relationships between words, between sounds—and Beals has rendered those relationships with compelling richness and enviable potency.“
— Dan Rosenberg, The Kenyon Review