Preview WCW’s translations:

June 14, 2010

Jonathan Cohen, a writer, editor and webmaster at the Department of Surgery, Stony Brook University Medical Center, sent on the following announcement:

“I would like to share with you my presentation of Williams’s translation (hithertofore unpublished) of a great poem by Jorge Carrera Andrade, Ecuador’s preeminent poet of the last century. It just came out in Translation Review. Please click here to see it.

The introductory essay offers the first telling of the history behind this translation and others Williams made of Latin American poetry in the late 1950s. It describes aspects of his work as a poet and translator not described anywhere else.

New Directions will publish my compilation of Williams’ translations next year, in the fall; the book’s title is Poems from the Spanish, 1916-1959. Several of the translations will be published for the first time.”


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