Daniel James Webster

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Biography of Daniel James Webster

I received a B.A. in English Literature from UCLA, and subsequently an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. I currently live in Japan, where I work as a lecturer in the English language and English literature. Aside from my own writing, I have published translations of poetry and prose from the German and Russian. One ongoing project that I am working on is translating the work of the (undeservedly) obscure German Expressionist poet Paul Boldt. The English renderings I have done so far can be found at the following trilingual website: http: //www.paul-boldt.de/en/index.html

In early 2013, I finished translating a non-fiction book from the German that was a bestseller in Germany and was made into a movie for German TV in 2006. The author and I are now looking for a publisher for this translation in the Anglophone world.

Daniel James Webster's Works:

'Dreams and Responsibilities: Poems and Translations.'
'Keeping Order on My Shelf: Poems and Translations.'
(Both of these books are available from online booksellers. Sometimes, the author's name is listed as 'Daniel J. Webster, ' and sometimes just as 'Daniel Webster.')

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When I Was Still A Boy

(From the German of Friedrich Hölderlin)

When I was still a boy
A god often saved me
From the cries and canes of men.
Then I played safe and strong
With the orchard's blooms,
And Heaven's slightest winds
Played along with me.

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