After the delicate first concept album I, Coleoptile (2010), Ann Cotten now comes out with a full-fledged book of English poetry and prose. Lather in Heaven assembles her work in English up to date, as well as some selected translations from the German. English, however, is a wide field. The author, who is known for stretching the limits of German expression writes in an English informed more by several global variants of pidgin than by universities or writing schools. If it sounds like Shakespeare, it also sounds like slips from Chinese fortune cookies.