Radical Translation event at Lyra Festival Bristol (9 April 5pm)

Radical Translation explores politically and artistically “radical” approaches to poetry in translation, featuring poets and translators published by or connected with Bristol-based small publisher Girasol Press. We’ll hear from Say, Spirit, Sheffield-based poet Alex Cocker’s experimental translations of Michelangelo’s sonnets, which tease out questions of androgyny, queer desire and the “trans” in translation. There will… Continue reading Radical Translation event at Lyra Festival Bristol (9 April 5pm)

Poetry in Transatlantic Translation: Summer Colloquium

Happy to announce this virtual poetry colloquium series that Zoë Skoulding and I have put together on “poetry in transatlantic translation” (broadly conceived), ahead of an IRL (!) conference in Bangor, North Wales, June 2022. All very welcome! The first event is on Monday May 17th with Pierre Joris, Habib Tengour and Abigail Lang. More… Continue reading Poetry in Transatlantic Translation: Summer Colloquium

Translating environments (ecopoetry translation workshop for Being Human Festival)

Translating environments What are the environments of translation? That question has been rattling around in my head, in some form or another, at least since reading the poet Cecilia Vicuña’s statement, in an interview with Jonathan Skinner for his journal ecopoetics: ‘poetry is life’s reserve, a forest for the renewal of language, a biodiversity of… Continue reading Translating environments (ecopoetry translation workshop for Being Human Festival)

Scattered Ways: Alonso Quesada translations chapbook (Free Poetry, Boise State, Idaho)

A pamphlet of my translations of the Canarian modernist poet Alonso Quesada’s long poem Scattered Ways [Los Caminos Dispersos, written in the early 1920s but not published until 1944], came out last August on Free Poetry, a chapbook series attached to the creative writing programme at Boise State, Idaho. My thanks to editor Martin Corless-Smith… Continue reading Scattered Ways: Alonso Quesada translations chapbook (Free Poetry, Boise State, Idaho)

WUN Research Mobility at TEC Monterrey, México

Taller: Traducción, Poesía, Poder / Workshop: Translation, Poetry, Power TEC Monterrey, June 2019 1600 words Thanks to the Worldwide Universities Network’s link between the University of Sheffield and Tecnológico de Monterrey, last June I was fortunate to spend nearly three weeks in sweltering, mountainous Monterrey, in north-eastern Mexico. Mexico’s third largest population centre and economically… Continue reading WUN Research Mobility at TEC Monterrey, México

Alonso Quesada translations from Scattered Ways in Poetry Wales & Wretched Strangers

Some extracts from my ongoing translation project, the Canarian poet Alonso Quesada’s modernist long poem Scattered Ways [Los Caminos Dispersos, written in the early 1920s but not published until 1944], have been published in the latest Poetry Wales, along with a translator’s note that serves as an intro to Quesada & his work. Read them here: Quesada… Continue reading Alonso Quesada translations from Scattered Ways in Poetry Wales & Wretched Strangers

Route 57 Issue 15 (2019). Environs: Modern Natures

Welcome to the fifteenth anniversary edition of Route 57, the University of Sheffield’s creative writing journal. This issue contains innovative poetry, fiction, drama and non-fiction from Sheffield’s finest writers. Issue 15 of Route 57 takes inspiration from the exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield, ‘Modern Nature’, to explore the relationships between urban environments and the natural… Continue reading Route 57 Issue 15 (2019). Environs: Modern Natures

Poetics in Commons: Symposium & Performances

Poetics in Commons: Symposium & Readings (University of Sheffield 22-23 May 2019, Centre for Poetry & Poetics and Hallam Guild). Organised by Sarah Bernstein & Dan Eltringham. The conference explores the potential of literature and art to create and reinvent shared spaces, ways of living and forms of social and ecological cooperation through critical and… Continue reading Poetics in Commons: Symposium & Performances