Publisher Spotlight: White Pine Press

White Pine Press is a non-profit literary publisher, established in 1973, which publishes poetry, fiction, essays, and literature in translation from around the world. For the past thirty years we have been at the forefront in bringing the rich diversity of world literature to the English speaking audience. We seek to enrich our literary heritage; … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: White Pine Press

Publisher Spotlight: Swan Isle Press

The Mission of Swan Isle Press Swan Isle Press is an independent, not-for-profit, literary publisher dedicated to publishing works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction that inspire and educate while advancing the knowledge and appreciation of literature, art, and culture. Since its inception in 1999, a special interest of the Press is publishing books related to … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Swan Isle Press

Publisher Spotlight: Phoneme Media

Phoneme Media is a nonprofit media company dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding, connecting people and ideas through translated books and films. Phoneme Media‘s past and forthcoming books include translations from Arabic, Esperanto, Farsi, French, Hebrew, Isthmus Zapotec, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Mazatec, Mongolian, Nahuatl, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Tsotsil, Yucatec Maya, and Zoque. Phoneme Media‘s … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Phoneme Media

In ‘1917,’ the Feverish Poetry of Russia’s Revolutions

Few socio-political shifts have seen such immediate, impassioned literary attention as the events that shook Russia in 1917. One hundred years have passed, yet many of the poems and stories wrung from this historic moment remain as able to speak to us as they were a century ago. In 1917: Stories and Poems from the … Continue reading In ‘1917,’ the Feverish Poetry of Russia’s Revolutions

Publisher Spotlight: New York Review of Books

The New York Review of Books has been long known as a strong advocate for international literature in translation, both for adults and children. For a little something for everyone - ranging from adult novels to classic children's books to teen graphic novels - check out NYRB's rich catalog. New York Review Books The NYRB Classics series is … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: New York Review of Books

Publisher Spotlight: Glagoslav Publishing

Glagoslav Publications is an independent British-Dutch press specializing in the publication and worldwide distribution of English translations of fiction and non-fiction titles by Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Polish, Serbian, Turkmen, Armenian and Azerbaijan authors. Expertise in Slavic and European languages and literatures, extensive experience in international publishing, and a deep appreciation of the histories and cultures … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Glagoslav Publishing

Title Pick: The Essential Poetry by Marina Tsvetaeva

We are kicking off Russian literature month on the GLLI blog with a little poetry from acclaimed poet Marina Tevetaeva. From the Glagoslav Publications webpage: Marina Tsvetaeva: The Essential Poetry includes translations by Michael M. Naydan and Slava I. Yastremski of lyric poetry from all of the great Modernist Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva’s published collections and … Continue reading Title Pick: The Essential Poetry by Marina Tsvetaeva

Contemporary Chinese Poetry – by Eleanor Goodman

Today's post is about contemporary Chinese poetry, and is written by Eleanor Goodman, poet and award-winning translator - her translation of Something Crosses My Mind: Selected Poems by Wang Xiaoni published by Zephyr Press in 2014, won the Lucien Stryk Translation Prize and was shortlisted for the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize. Zephyr Press, based in the … Continue reading Contemporary Chinese Poetry – by Eleanor Goodman

The Hunger in Plain View by Ester Naomi Perquin

Winter Let this winter pass into another winter. No more stately brooding. No bluebird’s eggs. No driven mating or well-built nests. I want the frost to blast the ground forever with every seed or shoot that it conceals. Leave streets as gray as winter has them. The muddy slush of butchered days, two blue mittens … Continue reading The Hunger in Plain View by Ester Naomi Perquin

Darkness Spoken by Ingeborg Bachmann

Darkness Spoken: The Collected Poems Ingeborg Bachmann, Peter Filkins (Trans.) Zephyr Press, 2006 ISBN 0939010844   LIBRARIES The shelves sag. The volumes are weighted down with the past. Their sweat is dust. Their impulse is rigidity. They no longer struggle. They have saved themselves upon the island of knowledge. Sometimes they've lost their conscience. Here and … Continue reading Darkness Spoken by Ingeborg Bachmann