Vanitas #4 : Translation
Magazine. Poetry. Art. The fourth issue of VANITAS embarks on the large topic of translation. At the current moment of mutual suspicion and intolerance, translation seems to have taken on a new vitality in the worlds of poetry and poetics. Translations, versions, adaptations, homophonics, riffs, fragments, experiments by Tim Atkins, Mary Jo Bang, Lindsey Boldt, Charles Borkhuis, Ted Berrigan, Brandon Downing, Kenneth Goldsmith, Jack Hirschman, Jen Hofer, Ron Padgett, Charles A. Perrone, Ed Sanders, Monica de la Torre, John Tranter, Stephen Vincent, Paul Violi, Anne Waldman, Laura Wright, Bill Zavatsky, and many others. Critical texts are provided by Charles Bernstein, Michael Lally, Jonathan Mayhew, Mary Maxwell, Luiza Franco Moreira, Yuko Otomo, Kit Robinson, Raphael Rubinstein, Michael Schorsch, Eileen R. Tabios, and Lewis Warsh. Cover by Francesco Clemente.