New Online Poetry Translation Workshop

Playing Another Tune: Poetry and Translation

Instructor: Yvette Neisser Moreno


It is no coincidence that most famous poets also have translated poetry. Translating allows you to deeply understand how a poem is composed and to stretch your poetry muscles—by playing with words—while following someone else’s script. We will begin by reading short essays by poets about how translating has influenced their own writing. Then, the workshop will follow this format: Students (1) translate a poem they love (from any language into English); (2) share what they discovered about the poet’s techniques or style; and (3) write their own poem using those techniques or style. Both translations and original poems will receive feedback from instructor and classmates.


Dates: 10/1/2012-11/9/2012

Duration: Six weeks
Location: Online
Cost:  $169.95 for Writer’s Center members; $190 for non-members


How to Register:


Online: > Workshops > Browse workshops by genre > “Poetry” or “Translation”


By phone: 301-654-8664


For more information, contact the instructor, Yvette Neisser

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