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. He founded the multilingual literature and art magazine ARIEL together with the artist Anita Tschirwitz. He has 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 has published it in two anthologies and several essays. For this work he has been awarded the Simon Höchheimer Prize.

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Anita Tschirwitz

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 Wuerzburg.

EDITORIAL BOARD

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