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Chloris a più voci (Translation as Reperformance, Part 2) May 17, 2016: As a child I lived with a reproduction of an image of Sandro Botticelli’s Chloris—just the detail of the nymph’s face in torment, looking back, a stalk black—with age?—in her open [...] by

Translation as (Re)Performance (Part 1: Moonstriking) May 13, 2016: In 2014, after fourteen years of reading, researching, and translating the poetry of the polyglot poet Amelia Rosselli, I found myself faced in terms more immediate than ever with the task of [...] by

Aborted Nurses: A Geopoetics, for Mother’s Day (and the formula babies) May 10, 2016: There are two human figures amidst the mayhem in Cathy Wilkes’s I Give You All My Money, a centrifugal 2008 installation reconstructed for various locations over time, which I lived with, or rather [...] by

Proximate Shadowing: Translation as Radical Transparency and Excess April 30, 2016: Ask Jen Hofer what she’s working on and the answer will be something like: I’m translating four books, writing a few of my own, teaching, interpreting for Spanish-speakers in the Los Angeles [...] by

Twists and Turns in the Bowels of the Neon Dragon: A Dream Maze April 29, 2016: Notes for national corpse month, continued: Do dreams require belief? A system, like a machine with a dream at one end and belief at the other, each produced by the marvelous play of presences [...] by

Translating Poetry, Translating Blackness April 28, 2016: In “Translating Poetry, Translating Blackness,” John Keene argues that “we need more translation of literary works by non-Anglophone black diasporic authors into English, particularly by [...] by

The Quality of Light April 27, 2016: As it turns out, there’s no way to discuss poetry and money without also talking about work, institutions educational and otherwise, hierarchies of value, the reproduction of various normals—or, [...] by

Torching Authenticities April 26, 2016: Tonya Foster takes on the question of form itself in “Touching Authenticities” by deconstructing the essay, which strikes me as a necessary gesture given that she is tending to the question of [...] by

Race Riot at East St. Louis July 2, 1917 April 25, 2016: Notes for national corpse month, continued: I keep returning to this moment during the one-year memorial of Michael Brown’s death, August 9, 2015, in Ferguson, Missouri, when Marcellus Buckley was [...] by

Times I’ve Got Paid April 21, 2016: It strikes me that Eileen Myles is the first person in this series of pieces about money and poetry to name dollar amounts. I think this is a working class origins thing. I don’t think I can claim [...] by