For the 34th edition of the Maintenant series we present an interview with Ann Cotten, one of the foremost young talents in central Europe. Immensely assured, Cotten, originally born in America, and then raised in Austria, is now part of the extraordinary Berlin poetry scene collaborating with the likes of Monika Rinck and Sabine Scho. Described, perhaps counterproductively, as a Wunderkind and the foremost face of the German poetry jetset, she has a reputation to match her expansive and obstinate talent. Soon to see her first English language work launched by the remarkable Broken Dimanche press (http://www.brokendimanche.eu), we present one of the most formidable and gifted young poets in Europe.
The interview is also accompanied by five poems.