Link Round-up, Jan 21st

Here’s a round-up of the links posted to Facebook and Twitter this week:

New Publications

  1. Absinthe issue 14 is out, featuring translations and reviews of new writing from all parts of Europe
  2. New issue of Poetry International Web presents work of Tien Yuan, Chinese poet writing in Japanese
  3. Issue 36 of the web journal Transcript is up–translations of “Literature from Stateless Nations”
  4. The 5th issue of no man’s land, magazine for new German literature in English, is online
  5. The Goethe Institute notes translations from German coming out this spring
  6. Have we mentioned the new poetry translation journal Telephone here? Word’s gotten out–issue #1 is in reprint already:
  7. PEN America‘s latest issue includes loads of translation:

Translation Reviews

  1. Günter Eich’s selected poems, translated by Michael Hofmann, reviewed on Words Without Borders

Translation News and Commentary

  1. Roberto Bolaño on “Literature and Exile” (from Between Parentheses, forthcoming from ND)
  2. NPR reports on Google’s attempts at poetry translation. (No, really.)
  3. Michael Orthofer on the latest Swedish thrillers to hit the US, and their odd publication circumstances
  4. Scott Esposito considers what it takes to sell translation, particularly the Tablet & Pen anthology
  5. Jessica Cohen’s translation of David Grossman’s novel To the End of the Land has won a National Jewish Book Award
  6. Chad @open_letter, according to this, maybe your website should be renamed “Three Point Two Percent”?
  7. Following up on their Spanish novelists issue, Granta asks five translators what they’re working on now


  1. Festival Neue Literatur, Feb 11-13, features new German-language writing and its translators
  2. Barnard Center for Translation Studies Spring Calendar, talks by Arie Thompson, Lawrence Venuti and more:

Resources and Opportunities

  1. Intranslation, web database of Spanish-to-English theater translation, now offers more info & resources
  2. A reminder that Banff applications are due 2/15–and the publication requirement is waived for students!
  3. NYU’s new Master of Arts in Literary Translation: French-English–application deadline 15 April
  4. Translators invited to apply for Zoland Poetry Fellowships at Vermont Studio Center; deadline is 2/15
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