Links Roundup, September 10 – 14


Do you have a particular attachment to a Southeast Asian text? Check this out.

Tonight, Brooklyn, “an evening of lively readings of international literature with Archipelago translators”

The Cliff Becker Book Prize in Translation 2012 Guidelines

TWO LINES’ “Passageways” launch party in New York City, October 24.

Benjamin Stein’s “The Canvas” (tr. Brian Zumhagen) from Open Letter Books looks tantalizing.

Help benefit the Center for the Art of Translation, see the play “Chinglish.”

Announcing a new online poetry translation workshop:

“There is a distinct shortage of literary translation journals,” Canada’s new journal K1N is helping to change that.

Looks like a great reading: Mary Jo Bang and Graham Foust in San Francisco, October 13.



Nicholas Lezard reviews David Bellos’ “Is That a Fish in Your Ear?”

Another review of Mary Jo Bang’s unique translation of Dante’s “Inferno.”

“The prose […] is often gorgeous” Emma Garman reviews Roberto Ampuero’s “The Neruda Case.”


Readings & Discussions

“A few words / Suddenly discovered / Exceed the poetic realm” Five Poems by Xuanzang.

The digital revolution helps Chinese books boom.

“Okhun the meat-pie maker fires up his clay oven for the midday / meat-pies.”

‘Translators shouldn’t be slaves to the holy “original”’

“When I looked up / she had moved away from me”

“In the world of these adolescents, ordinary day and fantastical night were sharply divided.”

“[We] spent the week eating, breathing, and sleeping translation.” Rawad Z. Wehbe lives the dream.

“The color for our revolution is yellow.”

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