R141. Twenty-five Years of Two Lines

F152, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Thursday, March 28, 2019
9:00 am to 10:15 am


For twenty-five years, Two Lines has been publishing world literature in translation, championing underrepresented regions and languages, and celebrating the work of literary translators. Founded in response to the lack of visibility for translators, Two Lines has published the best names in translation from its first issue on. Join past contributors and editors for a reading and discussion of the evolution of translation in the last two decades and of where this field is headed.



Olivia Sears is the founder of the Center for the Art of Translation and the journal Two Lines, and she serves on the editorial board of Two Lines Press. She translates from Italian with a particular focus on contemporary women poets. Her translation of a 1919 volume by Ardengo Soffici is forthcoming.

Forrest Gander’s book Core Samples from the World was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His translations include Alice Iris Red Horse, Poems by Gozo Yoshimasu and Then Come Back: Lost Neruda Poems. Be With, his first book of poems since 2011, is just out.

Cynthia Hogue has published nine poetry collections, most recently In June the Labyrinth. Her cotranslation from the French of Nathalie Quintane is Joan Darc. Hogue was the inaugural Marshall Chair in Poetry at Arizona State University. She is Emerita Professor of English.

Sidney Wade’s seventh collection of poems, Bird Book, was published by Atelier26 in the fall of 2017. She has served as President of AWP and Secretary/Treasurer of ALTA. She is Professor Emerita of Poetry and Translation at the University of Florida.

Edward Gauvin has received prizes, fellowships, and residencies from PEN America, the NEA, the Fulbright program, Ledig House, the Lannan Foundation, and the French Embassy. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Harper's, Tin House, Subtropics, Words Without Borders, and Weird Fiction Review.


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