Vita — poems — two letters — article revisions. Axé.
The author’s allusive style means translation has to be interpretation. While we have tried to stay as close to the words of the original as possible, we have sometimes changed them in order to keep the sense. An important part of the meaning in the poems is the rhythm, and we have tried to keep … More Translator’s note, notes for
Diglossia: Vallejo and Verlaine Ballón Aguirre’s curious text Axé.
This was a poem I wrote in 1981, that I liked then and still do, but that needs context to be comprehensible. At what point do poems expire, speaking only to their own age? At what point does a text that interests its writer become interesting to another? I never thought of this level of … More Sobre la poesía
Two Lines. Print journal, online features, and also books. Center for the Art of Translation. Study this journal; here are submission instructions. Tripwire. Experimental. They take translations but not poems originally written in English. Verify? Split Lip. You can submit one poem only. This is fun, if you only have one good one. Siete vientos, … More Presses
…that I spent days translating when I should have been doing any number of things. The post-human. The critique of nationalist literary histories. The attempt to locate origins in what has been lost. The fact that that is the game nationalist literary histories play, appropriating those origins for the national project. We are taught to … More Notes on that poem
Roxo sol, que con hacha luminosa coloras el purpúreo y alto cielo, ¿hallaste tal belleza en todo el suelo, qu’ iguale a mi serena Luz dichosa? Aura suäve, blanda y amorosa, que nos halagas con tu fresco buelo; cuando se cubre del dorado velo mi Luz, ¿tocaste trença más hermosa? Luna, onor de la noche, … More Fernando de Herrera, Soneto X
Last year, the state moved for dismissal, arguing that the 14th Amendment contains no reference to literacy. Then, last week, U.S. District Judge Stephen Murphy III agreed with the state. Literacy is important, the judge noted. But students enjoy no right to access to being taught literacy. All the state has to do is make … More More for “Language and the entrepreneurial university”