Ransford, Tessa

Tessa Ransford - The Nightingale Question


Tessa Ransford - The Nightingale Question

Paperback, 108pp, 8.5x5.5ins

In the 2002, poet Tessa Ransford and artist Joyce Gunn-Cairns travelled to Leipzig as part of a Scottish Arts Council travel award. While there, Tessa investigated the local poetry scene and translated 5 poets based in Saxony — one in Weimar, one near Dresden and three from Leipzig itself. Joyce sketched portraits of each of the writers and made the portrait photographs that grace the cover of the book. The poets included are Wulf Kirsten. Uta Mauersberger, Andreas Reimann, Thomas Rosenlöcher, Elmar Schenkel and Tessa Ransford herself.


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