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Translator Deniz Perin on the Radio this Friday!

If you're lucky enough to be near Marfa, Texas this Friday, make sure and tune in to NPR's KRTS 93.5 FM at 10am CST (that's 11am EST, for us here on the East Coast) to hear BOA translator Deniz Perin give an interview! Don't live in Texas? You can still listen online here on Marfa Public Radio's website by clicking the "Listen Now" button at the top of the page. Still finding an excuse not to listen? We've got you covered; Perin's interview will play again at 6:30pm CST, or 7:30pm EST here near the pond. Perin, who lives in San Diego, is the translator of BOA's recent Book of the Edge: Poems by Ece Temelkuran, which she translated from the original Turkish. Her work has appeared in numerous national and international journals, including Atlanta Review, The New Review of Literature, Poetry International, Transcript, and Words Without Borders. Perin was recently awarded the Lannan Fellowship, and is currently a Lannan Foundation Resident Writer in Marfa. Her most recent work, translations of Nazim Hikmet's poetry, cam be found in the Ecco Anthology of International Poetry from HarperCollins. The Lannan Foundation is a family foundation out of Santa Fe, New Mexico, dedicated to the support and aid of contemporary writers and artists pursuing aims of cultural freedom, diversity and creativity, as well as inspired Native activists in rural indigenous communities. The Lannan Foundation's generous backing supports translations here at BOA Editions, and our Lannan Translation Series, of which Book of the Edge is a notable part, is named for them. The prestigious Lannan Fellowship recognizes an artist or writer for extraordinary work in their field, and provides time and support in order for to continue with or complete specific projects. The fellowship is also awarded to those who show potential for future outstanding work.


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