Emoji

The Emoji Poems are an ongoing experiment in translation and a collaboration between Stephanie Berger and Carina Finn. According to Dazed Digital, “‘Emoji poetry’ initially sounds like a post-ironic gimmick, but in the collaborative chapbook The Grey Bird out from Coconut Books in April, poets Finn and Berger have turned their involved ideogrammatical communication into richly unsettling reflections on love, travel, alienation, etc. Balancing the inherently modern with the timelessly lyric, Berger takes the emoji compositions from Finn and translates them into poems, most of which centre around the enigmatic ‘grey bird’.” Here is an excerpt from The Grey Bird:

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Read more about the Emoji poems in Poetry MagazineBustleRefinery 29Paper Magazine, and Smoking Glue Gun, and/or purchase the first chapbook of them from Coconut Books.

 

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