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Friendships Between Ghosts

The latest installment of my column on new poetry in translation is out in the Sept/Oct issue of the American Poetry Review. In “Friendships Between Ghosts,” I take a look at a number of recent translations that are guided by innovative conceptual frameworks, including … Continue reading

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Why Poets Translate

Because a line or phrase catches in our craw. Because our zeal for poetry in another language sweeps us away. Because we’re addicted to pursuits that garner the least amount of money and fame. As W. S. Merwin once said, all … Continue reading

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Writing Is Translation Is Writing

The next installment of my column on new poetry in translation is just out in the July/August issue of the American Poetry Review. This one is subtitled “Writing Is Translation Is Writing,” which should give you some sense of the terrain. … Continue reading

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New Column in American Poetry Review

Just out: the first installment of my APR column on new poetry in translation. This one focuses on “Translation and Temperament” and includes reviews of: Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva (translated by Ilya Kaminsky and Jean Valentine), The Oasis of Now by Sohrab Sepehri (translated by … Continue reading

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