R244. The Garden of Forking Paths: Journals Focusing on Translation

Room 403 B, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 31, 2016
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


Access to writing in translation is essential to all writers, and a growing number of literary journals are focusing heavily on publishing translated works. In this panel, editors of journals that focus on translation engage in a discussion on the necessity of translation to a robust and diverse literary community. We also focus on the practice of translation, ranging from ethics to accuracy to the process of obtaining rights and paying translators for their work.



Martin Rock is the managing editor of Gulf Coast and the author of Residuum, Editor's Choice for the 2015 CSU First Book Prize. With Kevin Prufer and Martha Collins he coedited the volume Catherine Breese Davis: On the Life and Work of an American Master. His website is martinrockpoetry.com.

Daniel Simon is editor in chief of World Literature Today, the award-winning literary magazine at the University of Oklahoma, where he also teaches. A translator and member of the Academy of American Poets and PEN American Center, his forthcoming books of poems include Cast Off and Incarnations.

Wayne Miller's most recent books are the poetry collection Post-, a translation of Moikom Zeqo's Zodiac, and the essay collection Literary Publishing in the 21st Century (coedited with Travis Kurowski and Kevin Prufer). He teaches at the University of Colorado Denver and edits Copper Nickel.

Elizabeth Clark Wessel is a founding editor of Argos Books & coeditor of Circumference: Poetry in Translation. She is the author of three chapbooks, and her full-length collection is Two Suns. She's a full-time translator from Swedish.

CJ Evans is the editorial director of Two Lines Press and the author of A Penance and The Category of Outcast. More information is available on his website: www.cjevans.org.


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