A Look at 99 Books: Algerian Literature in English Translation

via ArabLit /Arabic Literature and Translation: Which Algerian books have been translated to English, which haven’t, and which should be? By Nadia Ghanem As Algeria approaches another momentous step in its political history with a presidential election that, like Brexit, could happen or not but probably yes rather than not, what better time than to plunge into the fiction of Algerian novelists who have played, like their counterparts everywhere, … Read more A Look at 99 Books: Algerian Literature in English Translation

Belonging to Human Time: A Syrian Contribution to Arab Poetics

via ArabLit MAY 16, 2018 Poet Saleh Diab recently edited a bilingual, French-Arabic, anthology of Syrian poetry: By Daniel Behar, Hussein Bin Hamza Saleh Diab’s recently published bilingual anthology in French and Arabic consecrates the Syrian contribution to Arab poetics and world poetry. This selection was compiled and translated over the course of more than eight years. In this interview, Diab presents his views about the place of Syrian … Read more Belonging to Human Time: A Syrian Contribution to Arab Poetics

Resist much, Obey Little

“we can’t build a wall. we can only spout pure water again and again and drown his lies.”  -Eileen Myles 340 poets, 730 pages.  Coming in mid-February. For more information, go to: http://www.spuytenduyvil.net/resist-much-obey-little.html

Reading List 2016

I was asked to write this piece in late December for the January issue of the Harriet blog The Reading List, a feature of Poetry magazine’s Editors’ Blog, as I had Celan prose translations in the January issue: No matter what else has gone wrong with this year (and much did, obviously, & I won’t dwell on it!), it is going out with a bang: the mailman just handed me today, Tuesday, … Read more Reading List 2016

CMP’s Great Jean-Luc Godard Project

Godard, Phrases from Giovanni Piacenza on Vimeo. To raise funds to complete a Jean-Luc Godard publication to be translated by Stuart Kendall. Contra Mundum Film New York, New York United States 1 Team Member Contact • See More Details Short Summary Contra Mundum Press (CMP) is seeking support for the remainder of printing costs and marketing expenses for a series of five books by Jean-Luc Godard to be translated … Read more CMP’s Great Jean-Luc Godard Project

Genre, Anxiety, and the Plurivocality of the Arabic Tradition

via the always excellent Arabic Literature (in English): BY MLYNXQUALEY on JUNE 22, 2015 • ( 1 ) The second session of the “A Corpus Not a Canon: A Workshop on the Library of Arabic Literature,” a panel series hosted by Dame Marina Warner and LAL General Editor Philip Kennedy at All Souls College, Oxford, this April. focused on the different genres and modes of writing embraced by the LAL: On the … Read more Genre, Anxiety, and the Plurivocality of the Arabic Tradition

Just Out: Anthology Issue of The Volta

“The February issue of The Volta is up and features a special issue on poetry and poetics anthologies, with responses, essays, conversations, and interviews by the editors of  many, many poetry anthologies.” Evening Will Come: anthology feature: Laynie Browne; Tina Chang, Nathalie Handal, & Ravi Shankar, Joshua Corey & G.C. Waldrep; Rita Dove & Jericho Brown; Michael Dumanis & Cate Marvin; Camille Dungy; Clayton Eshleman; Forrest Gander; Arielle Greenberg; Susan Harris … Read more Just Out: Anthology Issue of The Volta

RainTaxi Review

POEMS FOR THE MILLENNIUM Volume Four: North African Literature Edited by Pierre Joris and Habib Tengour multiple translators University of California Press ($39.95) by Brooke Horvath The first two volumes of Poems for the Millenniumanthologized experimental poetries from the fin de siècle to the end of the twentieth century; the third gathered those Romantic and Post-Romantic poets out of whose work the several varieties of modernism emerged. All three volumes … Read more RainTaxi Review

Ron Silliman on Millennium 4

Extracted from a larger piece on Silliman’s blog on a number of new & recent anthologies (check out the whole post here): (…) Another anthology available from UC Press that is a “must own” item is Poems for the Millennium, Volume Four: The University of California Book of North African Literature, co-edited by Pierre Joris &Habib Tengour. It’s not a slam on any of the other volumes to say that this is the best … Read more Ron Silliman on Millennium 4