The Poems of Georg Trakl by Margitt Lehbert
Reviewed by Chris Faatz
"I remember the first time I read Austrian poet Georg Trakl like it was yesterday. It was in the translations section of the collected poems of James Wright, and I fell in love immediately with the feel of the poems, the general tenor, their air of sadness and imminent doom. It wasn't that I was a teenager going through angst; even in an imperfect English translation, it was evident that this was the work of a master, that these poems captured something eternal in the human condition, and that their utter strangeness and wondrous intensity just brought them closer to home...." Read the entire Powells.com review.