Baudelaire said poetry is essentially analogy... Between the language of the universe and the universe of language, there is a bridge, a link: poetry. The poet, says Baudelaire, is the translator.

         –– Octavio Paz
 

The true goal of the mind is translating: only when a thing has been translated does it become truly vocal. Only in the Septuagint has revelation come to be at home in the world, and so long as Homer did not speak Latin he was not a fact. The same holds true for translating man to man.    

         –– Franz Rosenzweig

Poets and Traitors Press

READING

Join us for a reading with Val Vinokur, Johnny Lorenz, Lucina Schell, & Mercedes Roffé!

READING IN TRANSLATION: REVIEW

"As the inaugural volume of the Poets & Traitors Press (an endeavor founded by Vinokur with a keen academic eye on the roles of poet and translator), the book intermixes its voices and courageously, brazenly, meaningfully blurs the boundary between translator and author."

readingintranslationlogoss_edited.jpg

PODCAST: POETRY OFF THE SHELF

The Populist Soviet Poet: The Life and Legacy of Vladimir Mayakovsky

featuring Val Vinokur

Screen Shot 2019-04-08 at 10.04.47 PM.pn

READING: MCNALLY JACKSON

Join us at McNally Jackson on November 1 at 7pm for readings by Wanda Phipps, Val Vinokur & Mark Statman.

READING IN TRANSLATION: REVIEW

"As the inaugural volume of the Poets & Traitors Press (an endeavor founded by Vinokur with a keen academic eye on the roles of poet and translator), the book intermixes its voices and courageously, brazenly, meaningfully blurs the boundary between translator and author."

readingintranslationlogoss_edited.jpg

PODCAST: BIG CABBAGE RADIO

What can Poetry do? David Cheezem and Kenni Linden discuss Olga Livshin’s new book of poems and translations.

BCR-Letterhead-Round-3-color_edited.png

READING

Join us for a reading with Val Vinokur, Johnny Lorenz, Lucina Schell, & Mercedes Roffé!

READING IN TRANSLATION: REVIEW

"As the inaugural volume of the Poets & Traitors Press (an endeavor founded by Vinokur with a keen academic eye on the roles of poet and translator), the book intermixes its voices and courageously, brazenly, meaningfully blurs the boundary between translator and author."

readingintranslationlogoss_edited.jpg

PODCAST: POETRY OFF THE SHELF

The Populist Soviet Poet: The Life and Legacy of Vladimir Mayakovsky

featuring Val Vinokur

Screen Shot 2019-04-08 at 10.04.47 PM.pn

PODCAST: THE SLOWDOWN

Poet laureate Tracy K. Smith dives deep into a poem from Johnny Lorenz's book Education by Windows.

LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS: OLGA LIVSHIN INTERVIEW

Joanna Chen sits down with Olga Livshin to discuss her new book, A Life Replaced.

fZH_EVUv_400x400.jpg

BROOKLYN RAIL: REVIEW

"In the American literary community, where translations are viewed with the skepticism of what has been lost—what has been betrayed—by the translator, a new press devoted to translation is always welcome. That Poets & Traitors is giving voice to these translators and is essentially creating new art through the 'dialogue' between the translation and translator is truly exciting."

BR-cover_edited.jpg

PODCAST: POETRY OFF THE SHELF

The Populist Soviet Poet: The Life and Legacy of Vladimir Mayakovsky

featuring Val Vinokur

Screen Shot 2019-04-08 at 10.04.47 PM.pn