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David Keplinger
Portrait of David Keplinger
Credit: Adam Tamashasky

David Keplinger is the author of eight poetry collections, including Ice (Milkweed Editions, August 2023) and Another City (Milkweed, 2018), which won the UNT Rilke Prize. His books of translations include The Art of Topiary by Georg Büchner Prize winner Jan Wagner and Forty-One Objects by Danish poet Carsten René Nielsen, a finalist for the 2020 National Translation Prize. Keplinger directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing at American University, where he teaches courses in poetry writing and literary translation. (updated 7/2023)

Read Nicky Beer’s conversation with David Keplinger and Patrick Phillips.

AGNI has published the following work:

Rilke and the Five Aggregates
Spirituality Translating On Poetry
Memory, a Snowfall
AGNI 64 Print Only
The Happiness Taboo
AGNI 45 Print Only

AGNI has published the following translations:

“I live out my life in the widening coils”
by Rainer Maria Rilke
Translated from the German by David Keplinger
Online 2023 Mysteries Spirituality Journeys
by Jan Wagner
Translated from the German by David Keplinger
AGNI 97 Print Only
The Heart
by Carsten Rene Nielsen
Translated from the Danish by Carsten Rene Nielsen and David Keplinger
AGNI 55 Print Only
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