Ralph Adamo Interview in Rain Taxi
Check out Ralph Adamo interviewed in Rain Taxi.
Nights Reading Review
Two New Releases
Anna Seghers's Crossing: A Love Story finds the acclaimed German novelist at the peak of her lyric and narrative abilities. This, the last of her major novels to be translated into English, should return Selghers to the attention of the English-speaking world.
Also coming soon, Peyton Burgess's hilarious and poignant The Frying Pans Aren't Sufficing, a stunning debut about which Yusef Komunyakaa says: "Personal and surreal, these poignant survival stories coax the reader into moments of shared feeling, into truth, reflection, and simple beauty."
Crossing Bryan Ferry and Other Poems
Through narrative persona poems, appropriated texts and updated remixes of canonized works, Crossing Bryan Ferry and Other Poems explores the destabilization of language and its effects on identity in an accelerated culture. While paying homage to marginalized people and fantastic places, this work strives to evoke empathy and recognition while illuminating the recesses of the splintered lyrical self.
News from the Press
If you missed our emailed news posting for the year, you can read it here.
An Open Letter
Read An Open Letter from the Bill Lavender to Forrest Gander and Copper Canyon Press, concerning the new Neruda release....
New Article in Jacket2
Friedman and Orlowsky win NEA
Washington, DC — Today, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that JEFF FRIEDMAN and co-translators Dzvinia Orlowsky have been recommended for an NEA Literature Translation Fellowship of $12,500. Friedman and Orlowsky were awarded one of only 20 fellowships for 2016. In total, the NEA plans to distribute $275,000 in this round to support the new translation of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry from 11 different languages into English.
Mieczysław Jastrun was born in Korolówka, Poland, in 1903. Over his lifetime he published more than a dozen books of poetry along with other volumes of essays, a memoir, and translations from German, Russian and French literature into Polish. His collection Memorials was translated into English by Friedman and Orlowsky and published by Dialogos Press in 2014.