“We Talk About Louis Riel”  by Derick Mattern – translated into French by Madeleine Stratford, Spanish by Gerardo Peña, with an additional Turkish version by Efe Duyan

We Talk About Louis Riel


Derick Mattern is a PhD student on the international writers track in comparative literature at Washington University in St Louis, where he translates contemporary Turkish poetry.

Efe Duyan teaches architectural history and theory at Mimar Sinan Arts University. He as an International Writing Program Resident in 2019. His most recent poetry collection is Sıkça Sorulan Sorular (2016).

Gerardo Piña is a Mexican author and translator. His most recent book is Donde el silencio se bifurca (Periférica: 2018). He is currently translating Kindergeschichten, a book of short stories for children by Peter Bichsel. 

Madeleine Stratford is a professor at Université du Québec en Outaouais. Two of her translations were shortlisted for a Governor General’s Award (2016 and 2019).