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Kathleen Heil

KATHLEEN HEIL’s translations, poems, stories and essays appear in The Guardian, The New Yorker, Fence, Make, and many other journals. She holds an MFA from the Program in Creative Writing & Translation at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, and was a 2016 NEA Literary Translation Fellow. More at

The World Without People Who Ruin It and Make It Ugly

A woman of about forty-two or forty-three often goes for walks in the Schillerwiese, a vast park in a German city. She always takes a small digital camera and spends her time there photographing little girls when they urinate behind trees.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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