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Three Percent 2014 Best Translated Book Awards: Poetry Finalists

Three Percent has just announced the poetry finalists for 2014 Best Translated Book Awards. Check out the great lineup here. Advertisements

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Endarkenment by Arkadii Dragomoshchenko

I am overjoyed that Arkadii Dragomoshchenko’s selected poems, Endarkenment, is now officially forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press. Edited by Eugene Ostashevsky, I hope and trust that this, sadly, posthumous collection will open the eyes of a new and broader English-speaking … Continue reading

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Cosima Bruno on Yang Lian’s Poetry through Translation

I’d like to draw your attention to a book published by Cosima Bruno and described below, entitled Between the Lines: Yang Lian’s Poetry through Translation. Bruno’s book makes a case for studying translations as a method of reading poetry. I’m … Continue reading

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Prigov’s visual poems in English

I’m very excited that someone is finally having a go at translating Dmitri Prigov’s Stikhogrammy into English. Kristin Reed is a braver soul than me, and it’s wonderful to see her translations of what she terms Prigov’s Versographies published in the … Continue reading

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Stephanie Sandler translates Elena Fanailova

Stephanie Sandler’s translation of Russian poet Elena Fanailova’s poem “Lena i Lena” (“Lena and Lena”) has just gone up as a feature on Jacket2. Sandler introduces her translation by mapping out beautifully how Fanailova’s work undoes the false binary of … Continue reading

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Yang Lian and John Cayley’s Iterations

The long poem “Dahai tingzhi zhi chu” 大海停止之处 by Yang Lian 杨炼 and its transformation into the collaborative digital and performance piece Where the Sea Stands Still illustrate an iterative response to digital technologies and globalization. The iterative structure of … Continue reading

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Iteration and Jonathan Stalling’s Yíngēlìshī

“Like Place’s iterations of Gone with the Wind, Jonathan Stalling’s Yíngēlìshī 吟歌丽诗 also takes as its impetus the copying of another text and also addresses racial stereotyping and the negative attitude toward accents and dialects of English that differ from … Continue reading

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