Dana Ranga was born in Bucharest, Romania, and emigrated to Germany in 1987, where she studied at the Free University of Berlin. Her first book of poetry, Stop, was written in Romanian. Ranga is the director of the award-winning documentaries East Side Story, (Astronaut) Story, Cosmonaut Polykov, Oh, Adam, and I am in Space. Wasserbuch, her first book of poems in German, was published by Suhrkamp in 2011 and was awarded the Adelbert von Chamisso Promotion Prize in 2014. Ranga’s Romanian poems have been translated into numerous languages; this is her first German poem to appear in English translation.