Links Round-Up Feb 11-15

Readings

“In Yiddish,…the person you are fated to meet, your soul mate. In Oklahoma, this is what’s called ‘a keeper.’” http://ow.ly/hKnip

A Valentine’s Day holdover: listen to Iranian poet Azita Ghahreman’s “Happy Valentine” http://ow.ly/hKm7x

Great Q&A with Nigerian writer Chika Unigwe http://ow.ly/hB0no

W.G. Sebald on the Old Masters http://ow.ly/hKlz0

Interview with Spanish translator C.M. Mayo on Intralingo http://ow.ly/hKkVn

Morten Søndergaard’s Night Blog: “We let the air out of this place, as if from a beach toy,/and take it with us.” http://ow.ly/hG6Fk

Happy Valentine’s Day! How about some stories in translation exploring the dark complexities of love?http://ow.ly/hG9zH

Slick new online format for the Open Letter Newsletter. Read the current one here http://ow.ly/hFoug

Haven’t posted a reminder about WWB Tumblr site in a while. Lots of interesting images, videos, posts. Find it here: http://ow.ly/hCJKJ

A poem from Nordbrandt: I used to use the word suffering/as one might when referring to/a clogged kitchen sink. http://ow.ly/hB0wl

Paris Review’s interview with Italian writer/publisher Roberto Calaso http://ow.ly/hB0cV

Surprising Chinese origins for some common English words: “gung ho,” “long time no see” and others!http://ow.ly/hAZRW

News/Reviews

Book Review: Mutlu Konuk Blasing’s “Nazim Hikmet: The Life and Times of Turkey’s World Poet”http://ow.ly/hFolI

Finnegan’s Wake a hit in China? Read about translator Dai’s struggles, triumphs, & the book’s surprising popularity http://ow.ly/hCLQA

Opportunities

Translators under age 35, don’t forget to send in translations for the Gutekunst Prize for Young Translators, due Feb 28! http://ow.ly/hG9XC

Enrollment open for British Centre for Literary Translation Summer School–offerings include Portuguese & Swedish http://ow.ly/hG8PM

BU Lecture Series in Literary Translation: this Friday 2/15 Keith Vincent discusses translating queer theoryhttp://ow.ly/hG6Yy

Best Greek to English Literary Translation: 2013 MGSA Constantinides Memorial Translation Prize Competition, due 4/15 http://ow.ly/hCMyu

This Saturday,The Helix Center hosts a free discussion of poetry and translation ‘Urdu Poetry: Ghalib and the Ghazal’ http://ow.ly/hCLm3

Free workshops to translate poetry from Turkish, Georgian, and on Feb 13, Kurdish. http://ow.ly/hCL4e

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