Staff

Who we are
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Amadé Esperer

FOUNDER, PUBLISHER, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Amadé Esperer is a German multilingual poet, essayist, literary translator and editor. In 2019, he founded the multilingual literature magazine ARIEL and the e_zine ARIEL-ART. He published numerous volumes of poetry and is a profound expert on modern and contemporary European, North American and Hebrew lyrical poetry. Among others he has translated contemporary Israeli poetry and the late work of Yehuda Amichai and published it in several anthologies and essays. In 2018 he launched the annual „Würzburg Amichai Readings“ which he has been directing since. His recently published Flash Fiction collection Im Auge lacht der Augenblick aroused great acclaim in the German speaking world.

OPTOART SECTION EDITOR

Anita Tschirwitz is a multitalented artist, besides photography and painting she also is a dedicated to music and performs as both a singer and teacher. She has regular exhibitions of her work in Germany, most recently in the art gallery „Spitäle“ in Würzburg.

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EDITORIAL BOARD

Ayo Ayoola-Amale (Nigeria), Azam Abidov (Uzbekistan), Renato Sandoval Bacigalupo (Peru), Kai Bleifuß (Germany), Alessandra Brisotto (Italy), Iana Bukova  (Bulgaria), Ingo Cesaro (Germany), Michael Eskin (USA), Norman Franke (Australia & New Zealand), Julia C. Graney (USA), Jack Hirshman (USA), Stefan Hölscher (Germany), Doris Kareva (Estonia), Yitzhak Laor (Israel), Reinhard Lechner (Austria), Rati Saksena (India), Nese Yasin (Cyprus).