Poets & Traitors Press & Party

November 11, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MISSION
Poets & Traitors Press is an independent publisher of books of original poetry and translations by a single author/translator. Poets & Traitors seeks to showcase authors who travel between writing and translation, artists for whom Language is made manifest through languages and whose own word carries, shapes, and is shaped by that of another.

Poets & Traitors
views translation as forming part of a continuum with the creative writer’s work. Most poetry presses and contests explicitly forbid the inclusion of any translated work, while the handful of independent presses that publish translations are not concerned with translators as writers. Poets & Traitors aims to demolish this wall between writing and translation by publishing books that cultivate a dialogue between the two—books that combine poetry and translations by one writer-translator.
HISTORY
Since 2013, the Poet/Translator Reading Series has showcased the work of such writer-translators as Matvei Yankelevich, Liz Wessel Clark, Eugene Ostashevsky, Johnny Lorenz, Ian Dreiblatt, Ainslie Morse, Bela Shayevich, and Margarita Shalina. Beginning in 2014, the series has also hosted the final readings of the New School Literary Translation Workshops. These workshops have been comprised of writer-translators working from Arabic, Modern Hebrew, Chinese, Spanish, French, German, Albanian, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish, Odia, and Ukrainian. These workshops are alternately led by Val Vinokur and Tony Anemone and form the core of the Minor in Literary Translation at The New School.

Readers include: Ahmad Al-Ashqar
Johnny Lorenz
Val Vinokur

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,