Sherry, James & Dong, Sun: The Reciprocal Translation Project: Six Chinese & Six American Poets Translate Each Other

Sherry, James & Dong, Sun: The Reciprocal Translation Project: Six Chinese & Six American Poets Translate Each Other

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The Reciprocal Translation Project: Six Chinese & Six American Poets Translate Each Other Edited by James Sherry and Sun Dong (Roof Books, paperback)

Publication Date: November 15, 2017

Publisher Marketing: Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Bilingual edition edited by James Sherry and Sun Dong. THE RECIPROCAL TRANSLATION PROJECT showcases the work of twelve leading innovators in poetry, six writing in English and six in Chinese. These poets combinemany methods of translation to open up new possibilities for trans-cultural literature. Each poem is first literally translated by a bilingual translator and then poetically translated by three poets of the other language. Instead of a single translation, THE RECIPROCAL TRANSLATION PROJECT gives readers one literal translation and three poetic translations for each piece, acting in concert and conversation. In this collection, one reads these twelve writers as both poets and translators, as they blur the boundaries between conventional categories.

The poets include leading writers from China and the US:

Rae Armantrout
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
Brandon Brown
Che Qianzi
Nada Gordon
Huang Fan
Lan Lan
Fred Moten
Na Ye
Bob Perelman
Wang Xiaoni
Xi Chuan