Great news! Of the 1,300 event proposals submitted for the 2015 AWP conference, BOA's panel "The Poetry of Translation" has been accepted for #AWP15 in Minneapolis! BOA Editions' award-winning Lannan Translations Selection Series presents four translators from four different countries discussing the challenges, revelations, and importance of translating contemporary poetry for U.S. readers. Panelists will discuss their recent translations from Macedonia, Vietnam, Poland, and Spain. Topics will include: selecting poets to translate; autonomy versus collaboration; bridging cultural differences while honoring the original language; and translation as an art form. Along with moderator Peter Conners, panelists will include Bruce Weigl, Nikola Madzirov, Ana Osan, and Piotr Florczyk. Because each panelist in "The Poetry of Translation" is from a different country (Macedonia, Poland, Morocco, and U.S.) and a different stage of their career, their experiences are diverse and represent the full range of translating experiences. Additionally, two panelists (Bruce Weigl and Nikola Madzirov) address the dual experience of translating and having their own poetry translated. BOA publisher Peter Conners will address selecting translations for the Lannan Translations Selection Series. We look forward to seeing you at #AWP15!
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