Nancy Naomi Carlson

Nancy Naomi Carlson, recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Translation fellowship, has also received grants from the Maryland Arts Council and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County. She has published two award-winning chapbooks (Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize from Texas Review Press; Tennessee Chapbook Prize from Middle Tennessee State University), a prize-winning collection of poetry (WWPH), and the critically acclaimed Stone Lyre: Poems of René Char. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as The Georgia Review, The Iowa Review, Poetry, and Prairie Schooner. An instructor at the Bethesda Writer’s Center, she also is an assistant professor at the University of the District of Columbia where she coordinates the graduate school counseling program.


The Poetics of Translation: An Introduction by Nancy Naomi Carlson

Others before me have eloquently discussed the theory, history, and practice of the art of literary translation. This brief introduction to the translations in our inaugural issue will not provide such a broad overview, but rather will focus on my own individual sensibilities regarding poetry translation.   Ortega y Gasset, […]