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Walter Benjamin, Sonneteer November 14, 2016: At Hyperallergic, Barry Schwabsky has been thumbing through Walter Benjamin’s Sonnets and committing his reflections to his “Reader’s Diary.” Translated by Carl Skoggard, and [...] 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

THIS IS MESSY, WE’RE NOT SORRY: Elegant Mire with Carrie Lorig, v. 3 April 29, 2015: Cassandra:  so i have the fruit tree! Carrie:  and the ocean skirting it! Cassandra:  or, there will be something for me at the table Carrie:  yeah totally i’m also trying to think that way [...] by

Notes Toward a New Language: On La Borde April 27, 2015: In 1953 the psychiatrist Jean Oury bought the castle Chateau La Borde, an hour from Paris. Oury bought the chateau in order to open an asylum that would, he hoped, be true to the word “asylum.” [...] by

Stars, Poetry—Part II: Cancer, Leo, and Virgo May 22, 2014: This is my second meditation on a personal wheel of poetic influence, grouped by modalities. (See here for my first one). What Are the Modalities of the Zodiac? Here’s a Review: Cardinal signs [...] by

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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] by