Sunday Submissions: Words Without Borders ‘Poems in Translation Contest’

The winning poems will be selected by American poet Airea D. Matthews, along with the editors of Words Without Borders. Winning poets and translators will be awarded $150 each.

Friday Links: International Translation Day Wrap-up, New October Issues, More

This week's major holiday---in your life, I'm sure, as in mine---was International Translation Day! PierenePress did a heroic job of twittercasting live from PEN's translation-day events; I certainly hope they write a few wrap-up thoughts about the discussions on their blog. Meanwhile, the "top 10" suggestions to come out of a discussion of how to … Continue reading Friday Links: International Translation Day Wrap-up, New October Issues, More

Friday Links: Naomi Shahib Nye’s Poetic Mentors, Bloggers in Saudi Must Register? More

I have never done a link list, but there's just too much to write about today. # The U.S. State Department has issued a press release about Naomi Shihab Nye, her career, and her writing advice.  I find it a bit strange, although perhaps it's the sort of thing the State Department does all the … Continue reading Friday Links: Naomi Shahib Nye’s Poetic Mentors, Bloggers in Saudi Must Register? More

Publishers: Words Without Borders Suggests You Pick Up English Rights to /Metro/

The online journal Words Without Borders has put together another interesting edition of their "Words Without Borders Recommends" missive, their "quarterly tip sheet about WWB writers who we believe can be successfully published in an English-language market. " Recommended authors include Etienne van Heerden, Yehoshua Bar-Yosef and...Magdy al-Shafee, author of the somewhat ill-fated Metro. (If … Continue reading Publishers: Words Without Borders Suggests You Pick Up English Rights to /Metro/