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Bottom’s Up: The Translator as Toast

Jim Kates, Translator

February 19, 2018 · 12:00 pm1:30 pm EST · 144 Louis A. Simpson Building

Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication

We usually approach the process of literary translation from the point of view of the translator. But what does it look like from the point of view of the poet whose work is being translated? How does being translated as a poet influence the translator in her or his own work with other poets? What does the translator learn, and what can readers learn, from this exchange?

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