“A good art director intentionally builds a library of images in his subconscious through reading and forgetting.”Continue Reading

By AJ Naddaff It’s been quite the hiatus since my last piece — but I’m pleased to return with three great interviews featuring important actors in the Arabic to English translation scene. First up is award-winning translator of poets and novelists Kareem James Abu-Zeid. Among his most recent accolades isContinue Reading

“The biggest difference is Nathalie’s poetic techniques are unfamiliar in Arabic. As a translator, I have tried to communicate these techniques faithfully, to preserve the poet’s tone and breath, to preserve the fine, close thread that connects the technique to the essence of the poem.”Continue Reading