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Posts Tagged: translation

The Subconscious Repository of Weird Things: A Conversation with Ananda Lima

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Poetry allows me to say the thing without a million conjectures. It leaves a lot of space and allows words to resonate and connect without me having to take you there . . . because of the conventions of poetry, I can say things that are understood as a gate to the truth.

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Witches, Mushrooms, Collective Voices, and Catalan: A Conversation with Irene Solà and Mara Faye Lethem

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Remember the little green dolls in Toy Story that live in a vending machine, the claw is their god and they go “The Claw!” and cower away? I imagined the mushrooms in the same way, except their claw is the rain.

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Revelation is Absurd: A Conversation with Adrian Nathan West

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…we live in a culture that’s at once euphemistic and profoundly hyperbolic, where people try as hard as possible to not actually be saying anything so that they can never be accused of holding any position. Whereas it’s important to me, to talk about what people really do, what they really feel.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Amanda Moore

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Amanda Moore discusses her debut collection, REQUEENING.

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The Burden of Translation: Talking with Leonora Simonovis

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Leonora Simonovis discusses her debut collection, STUDY OF THE RAFT.

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To Start Again in a Different Place: Jhumpa Lahiri’s Whereabouts

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These are the terms Lahiri was trying to, seeking to find in Italian: this is her creed as a fiction writer.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Mariana Oliver and Julia Sanches

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Author Mariana Oliver and translator Julia Sanches discuss MIGRATORY BIRDS.

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Work Isn’t All Hardship: Talking with Kikuko Tsumura

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Kikuko Tsumura discusses her newly translated novel, THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS AN EASY JOB.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Threa Almontaser

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Threa Almontaser discusses her debut collection, THE WILD FOX OF YEMEN.

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My Grandmother Glitches the Machine

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It’s true that when I speak of machines I also mean dimensions.

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Begin with Language: Talking with Becka Mara McKay

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Becka Mara McKay discusses her new poetry collection, THE LITTLE BOOK OF NO CONSOLATION.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Hope Campbell Gustafson

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“I enjoy and do all of that research, and it must make the translation better.”

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The Fine Line Between Nihilism and Hope: Talking with Ahmed Naji

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Ahmed Naji discusses his new memoir, ROTTEN EVIDENCE.

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The Worlds We Inhabit: Home: New Arabic Poems

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These writers expand the meaning of the word home by virtue of their lives and their writing.

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Always the Story First: A Conversation with Jenny Bhatt

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Jenny Bhatt discusses her debut story collection, EACH OF US KILLERS.

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The Dead Speak to the Living: Talking with Francisco Aragón

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Francisco Aragón discusses his new book, AFTER RUBÉN.

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Writing What Bothers: A Conversation with Frances Cha

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Frances Cha discusses her debut novel, IF I HAD YOUR FACE.

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Disrupting Language Hierarchies: Talking with Judith Santopietro

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Judith Santopietro discusses TIAWANAKU. POEMAS DE LA MADRE COQA/POEMS FROM THE MOTHER COQA.

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Violence and Human Reality: Talking with Szczepan Twardoch

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Szczepan Twardoch discusses his novel, THE KING OF WARSAW.

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The Lonesome Home: A Conversation with Aria Aber

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Aria Aber discusses her debut poetry collection, HARD DAMAGE.

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Flesh and Blood: A Conversation with Oksana Zabuzhko

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Oksana Zabuzhko discusses her story collection, YOUR AD COULD GO HERE.

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The Poem Must Forgive: E. J. Koh’s The Magical Language of Others

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Empathy and forgiveness must begin with understanding.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Ariel Francisco

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Ariel Francisco discusses his new poetry collection, A SINKING SHIP IS STILL A SHIP.

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Great Pain, Great Pleasure: Here All Night, Nightshade, and Blazons

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All three remind readers that what is imagined is not always real and the world is not as expected.

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The Beat of the Poem: Talking with Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez

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Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez discusses her debut poetry collection, COCONUT CURLS Y CAFÉ CON LECHE.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with María Sonia Cristoff and Katherine Silver

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Author María Sonia Cristoff and translator Katherine Silver discuss INCLUDE ME OUT.

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Language Is Material: A Conversation with Simon(e) van Saarloos

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Simon(e) van Saarloos discusses PLAYING MONOGAMY.

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