Category Archives: Colonies

Colonies Shortlisted for Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize

This just in: Colonies is one of eight finalists for the 2014 Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize. An immense thank you to judges Jonathan Katz, Adriana Jacobs, Patrick McGuinness, and Matthew Reynolds for selecting the book, which they describe as “virtuosic translations … Continue reading

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PEN Award Longlist Includes Colonies

Judge Kimiko Hahn has chosen Colonies as one of ten longlisted titles for the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. The shortlist will be announced on June 17. Stay tuned!

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Colonies Wins Northern California Book Award

A tremendous thank you to all of the readers in the process and judges who chose my translation of Tomasz Różycki’s Colonies for the Northern California Book Award. I hate to admit it, but I’m afraid that it took me … Continue reading

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Colonies Shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize

Out of 539 books of poetry from 40 countries, Colonies has been chosen as one of four finalists for this year’s International Griffin Poetry Prize. I’m thrilled and honored, to say the least! The other finalists are Rachael Boast, Brenda … Continue reading

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Colonies Finalist for Northern California Book Award

The Northern California Book Reviewers group just announced the nominees for the 2014 Northern California Book Award, and I’m excited to say that my translation of Tomasz Różycki’s Colonies is one of three finalists. I commend them for having translation … Continue reading

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Colonies Named Notable Translation of 2013 by World Literature Today

World Literature Today recently released their list of notable translations of 2013, and Colonies is one of the few poetry titles included. Thank you to the editors! They also give a nice recap of the year in translation, so check … Continue reading

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How I Came to Translate Tomasz Różycki’s Colonies

John Guzlowski, who runs the excellent blog “Writing the Polish Diaspora,” just posted a short response from me about how I came to translate Colonies. 

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The Next Big Thing

My friend, the inimitable poet and translator Keith Ekiss, tagged me for “The Next Big Thing,” a viral self-interview about new books that has been hopping from blog to blog. I’m usually the one who drops those chain emails (my … Continue reading

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Tomasz Różycki’s Colonies Now Available

After five years of working on the translation of Tomasz Różycki’s Colonies, I am excited to let you know that the book is now available from Zephyr Press. It looks great, with a striking cover image from Boston-based photographer Morgan … Continue reading

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New Translations Online and in Print

Unsplendid has just published four of my translations, complete with audio, from Colonies by Tomasz Różycki. Keep an eye out for other new translations and an extended commentary forthcoming in the next issue of Zone 3.

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