Tag Archives: 2015 NTA Poetry

NTA Longlist: Sheds/Hangars by Jose-Flore Tappy translated by John Taylor

Sheds/Hangars  by José-Flore Tappy, translated from the French by John Taylor (The Bitter Oleander Press) The very first lines of Sheds draw the reader into a world of exquisitely arresting imagery and musicality: “The fresh water / of your voice flows / into … Continue reading

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NTA Longlist: In the Illuminated Dark: Selected Poems of Tuvia Ruebner translated by Rachel Tzvia Back

In the Illuminated Dark: Selected Poems of Tuvia Ruebner by Tuvia Ruebner, translated from the Hebrew by Rachel Tzvia Back (University of Pittsburgh Press/Hebrew Union College Press) This truly impressive and comprehensive bilingual selection spans seven decades of poetry by Tuvia Ruebner, giving … Continue reading

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NTA Longlist: The Offense of Love by Ovid, translated by Julia Dyson Hejduk

The Offense of Love: Ars Amatoria, Remedia Amoris, and Tristia 2 by Ovid, translated from the Latin by Julia Dyson Hejduk (University of Wisconsin Press) One major challenge in the translation of classics is to make the work sound both authentically ancient and immediately … Continue reading

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NTA Longlist: Elsewhere on Earth by Emmanuel Merle translated by Peter Brown

Elsewhere on Earth by Emmanuel Merle, translated from the French by Peter Brown (Guernica Editions) A vivid and heartbreaking poetic report of a journey through the American West, this book brings to American history and poetry an outsider’s lucid perspective and observation. Peter … Continue reading

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NTA Longlist: Wallless Space by Ernst Meister translated by Graham Foust and Samuel Frederick

Wallless Space by Ernst Meister, translated from the German by Graham Foust and Samuel Frederick (Wave Books) In Ernst Meister’s last collection of poetry, vivid language animates the fabric of daily life, and even the simplest image becomes startling. In Graham Foust … Continue reading

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