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Master Class with Jerome Rothenberg

Translations & Transcreations, from English & Other Foreign Languages

Oct 10, 2015 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Jerome Rothenberg

Saturday, October, 10, Noon-4pm
Sunday, October 11, Noon-4pm

Application deadline: October 3

From as far back as the Romans – as in other time & places, everywhere – translation has served poets as another and very productive form of composition. This workshop will focus therefore on the ways in which this interactive process can be used in one’s own work, with a nod to the instructor’s idea of “othering” and to Haroldo De Campos’s of “transcreation” – the reimagining or reinvention of texts from other poets. While working from a language other than English is both familiar and useful in this regard, similarly interesting results can come from the translation of one poet’s English idiolect into another’s, and that process (English to English) will be our principal focus in the present instance.

Jerome Rothenberg is a poet and translator who compiled the groundbreaking anthology, Technicians of The Sacred (1968). He is Professor Emeritus at University of California, San Diego.

Master Class Application Guidelines
In a single attachment, email three poems accompanied by a cover sheet with your name, address, email address, phone number, and the name of class for which you are applying to Poems must arrive by the designated deadline. No names or addresses should appear on the poems themselves.

Admission $390 Location Stanley Kunitz Conference Room Sponsored By Poets House


Oct 10, 2015
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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