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The Victorious Battles Are Withered Wounds: Translating Pablo de Rokha November 7, 2013: On December 10 of this year, Copper Canyon will be publishing an anthology edited by Forrest Gander and Raúl Zurita called Pinholes in the Night: Essential Poems from Latin America. My husband Evan Lavender-Smith and I translated “The Old Man’s Song” by Pablo de Rokha for this amazing and ambitious anthology. That our marriage survived [...] by

“What Must Be Said” April 10, 2012: True or false: 1. Major daily newspapers no longer publish poetry. 2. Poems are not about anything. 3. Nobel laureates in literature politely remove themselves from the public forum immediately after nomination. 4. Poetry is too difficult for the general reader. 5. Bad poems still bite. Last Wednesday on the 4th of April, Günter [...] by

Proceeding Translation: Brandon Brown & David Larsen February 3, 2010: UPDATE: Given the high volume of comments below, I thought it would be a good idea to post responses by David Larsen and Brandon Brown in the body of the post. Below this stands my original post (for first time readers of this post), and below that the comments to which Larsen and Brown are partially responding to. David LARSEN: 2 things: [...] by