CP Heiser talks to Alejandro Zambra about the Great Conspiracies of the family, who tells Chile’s story, and the rhythm of his novels.
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Poet Ed Bok Lee discusses Whorled, his second collection, the past as sacred text, and poetry as the dismantler of wisdom.
This year alone, poet Clayton Eshleman has published co-translations of of work by Aimé Césaire, Bei Dao, and Bernard Bador. In his conversation with David Shook, he excavates his personal history to explain what draws him to Césaire and Vallejo, explains his Bei Dao project, and details his personal translation process.
Matthew Zapruder and Joshua Beckman discuss Wave Books’ new focus on publishing poetry in translation, their upcoming Wave Books Poetry Days, and their own work as translators.
Poet Noelle Kocot discusses her translations of French maudite Tristan Corbière, published as Poet by Default by Wave Books.
Erica Mena discusses the grassroots ethos of Anomalous Press, what she admires about good translations, and the third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Console asks about “the historical Ben Lerner,” who both is and isn’t similar to his novel’s protagonist Adam Gordon.
Pat Sweet, founder and publisher of Bo Press, discusses her love for miniature books, her eclectic “dog’s breakfast” list of titles, and the miniature as object.
This is the first in a series of poems, essays, stories, interviews, and other literary flotsam excerpted from small magazines and chapbooks from the last century. In 1967 Gene Detro interviewed poet Kenneth Patchen for what turned out to be the last time. That conversation appeared in a 1976 chapbook from Capra Press, and is now presented here, on Molossus.
David Shook talks with Fiona Sze-Lorrain, Sally Molini, and Karen Rigby, the editors of Cerise Press, one of the most exciting online journals of world literature.
Last week Adam O’Riordan won the Somerset Maugham Award for his debut collection In the Flesh. This week we converse about transatlantic poetry, sonnets, Silver Lake, and Mark Linkous’ suicide.
Nii Ayikwei Parkes discusses his debut collection, The Makings of You, his current projects, and contemporary Ghanaian literature.