Monday, April 21, 2008

Poetry in Translation

Announcement from my fellow translator, Yvette Neisser Moreno---this Thursday, April 24th at 7 pm at the Kensington Row Bookshop:

In honor of National Poetry Month, join poet and translator Yvette Neisser Moreno for her 2nd annual open discussion of the April issue of Poetry magazine, which is devoted to poetry in translation. This is a fantastic and fascinating issue featuring some of the most prominent poets from all over the world, from ancient times to the present, as well as some of the most preeminent translators. Each poem is accompanied by a commentary by the translator, providing a window into the translator's approach and process. Featured poets include Anna Akhmatova, Ovid, and Rilke; translators include Eavan Boland, Robert Bly, Peter Cole, Jonathan Galassi, and Mary Kinzie. If you’re interested in participating, please sign up at Kensington Row Bookshop or contact Yvette at Free copies of the magazine are available for the first 10 people who sign up. (You can also pick it up for $3.75 at most major bookstores in April.) For a sneak peak at the magazine, check out Anyone who loves to read and talk about literature and language is encouraged to come, regardless of whether you have any background in the topic! For address and directions, call the bookshop at (301) 949-9416 or go to

And speaking of poetry in translation, be sure to have a look at Tameme's new chapbook, "Los fantasmas del Palacio de los Azulejos / Ghosts of the Palace of Blue Tiles" --- poems by Jorge Fernandez Granados translated by John Oliver Simon.