These poems are in English with German translations by Florian Vetsch on facing pages.
Stadtlichter Presse also publishes an elegantly produced series of books called Heartbeats, which is devoted to American Beat and post-Beat poets and writers. Each book presents the original poems or prose with the German translations on facing pages. There are now more than three dozen in the series, including key titles by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (A Coney Island of the Mind), Gregory Corso (Gasoline), Philip Lamantia (Destroyed Works), Bob Kaufman (The Ancient Rain: Poems 1956-1978), Richard Brautigan (Please Plant This Book), Jack Kerouac (Scattered Poems), Lenore Kandel (The Love Book / Word Alchemy), as well as others by John Wieners, Philip Whalen, Lew Welch, Edward Dorn, Allen Ginsberg, Denise Levertov, Joanne Kyger, Diane di Prima, Elise Cowen, ruth weiss, d.a. levy, Albert Saijo, Ron Loewinsohn, William S. Burroughs, Ira Cohen, Edward Sanders, Herbert Huncke, A.D. Winans, Jack Micheline, Michael McClure, Harold Norse, John Giorno, Neal Cassady, William Everson, Peter Orlovsky, Stuart Z. Perkoff and Tuli Kupferberg.