Ross Benjamin, a former Nation intern, is a writer and a translator of German literature living in Brooklyn. His work has also appeared in Bookforum, The Times Literary Supplement, the New York Times, and other publications. His translations include Friedrich Hölderlin’s Hyperion (Archipelago Books, 2008) and Kevin Vennemann’s Close to Jedenew (Melville House, 2008). He was a 2003-2004 Fulbright Scholar in Berlin. His website is www.rossmbenjamin.com.