Florian Vetsch, biography
The Swiss writer Florian Vetsch (b. 1960) has published poetry, diaries, essays and anthologies. His most well-known work is the cult reader Tanger Telegramm/Tangier Telegram, an anthology of literature on the Moroccan city of Tangier, which he co-edited with Boris Kerenski (Bilger, Zurich 2004/2017).
Among many other titles, he has also published A Night in Zurich, a bilingual, illustrated collaboration with Ira Cohen and Jürgen Ploog (Gonzo, Mainz 2018), and a bilingual edition of Paul Bowles' theater piece The Garden, designed by Dario Benassa (Bilger, Zurich 2022).
Florian Vetsch has translated works by Jack Black, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Jan Heller Levi, Jan Herman, Louise Landes Levi, Mohammed Mrabet, Mark Strand, Janine Pommy Vega, Anne Waldman, and others.
He teaches Philosophy and German Literature at Kantonsschule am Burggraben in St.Gallen, where he lives with his family.