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Carmen Berenguer wins Ibero-American Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize

Happy Poetry Month! Congratulations to Carmen Berenguer who has won the 2008 Premio Iberoamericana de Poesía Pablo Neruda. I am very happy for her! And for everyone who will now read her marvelous poems! It makes me extremely happy that … Continue reading

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Poetry month, A little playful translation

I’d love to see more interpretations of this odd little poem by David Rosenmann-Taub. It’s from Cortejo y Epinicio, 1949. Jerarquía Ganglios – líneas – y puños. ¿Qué más? Los panoramas. ¿Éstos? Hierarchy (two ways) Ganglions- lines -and fists.What else?Panoramas. … Continue reading

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Poetry Month: Day 2, Enriqueta Arvelo Larriva

Happy Poetry Month! Today I have been thinking about Enriqueta Arvelo Larriva, a Venezuelan poet from the 20th century (1886-1962). Her poems are small and odd, but huge internally, like a pocket universe captured and studied from all sides; a … Continue reading

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April: National Poetry Month. Post 1: Nestor Perlongher in translation

a Originally uploaded by Liz Henry I’m going to try to post every day in April on poetry and poetics. This blog has got some poetry in it, if you dig deep underneath the feminist eyerolling and disability rights and … Continue reading

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Wiki Wednesday’s talk on Wiktionary and multilingual collaboration

crossposted from my blog at http://socialtext.com September’s Bay Area Wiki Wednesday featured Betsy Megas, a mechanical engineer and Wiktionary administrator, known in the wikiverse as Dvortygirl. She’s a Wiki Wednesday regular and spoke at Wikimania 2006. In her talk, she … Continue reading

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Reporting on the conference

I’m liveblogging the ALTA conference on the group blog, literarytranslators.blogspot.com. It’s a lot of work – I’m working very hard to make it not too sloppy or raw; to add links; and to get details, especially people’s names, correct. I … Continue reading

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The impulse to be minor

When I’m editing a wiki, even privately, I have the impulse to click “This is a minor edit,” even when I’ve made significant changes. It seems presumptious to have an implied “major edit” be the default. I don’t want to … Continue reading

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finished the thesis, not the project

thesis Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Turned it in yesterday to the bindery. It’s done! And yet it’s not done, because I had to cut about 100 pages of extra poets and their poem in order to get it done … Continue reading

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gender wars in Argentina

I’m still editing my thesis and while looking over the bibliography for the hundredth time I had the horrifying realization that I had dissed Jean Franco by only citing a book she wrote in 1969 and nothing since. I think … Continue reading

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free wireless at the library

a guy using the library "internet cafe" Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. My network was down and so I headed over to the library to get some work done. It was surprisingly cosy, pleasant, and welcoming out on the sidewalk … Continue reading

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