“I too am in love down there with the streets
And the square slabs of pavement—“
—George Oppen, “Of Being Numerous”
I live a life between two cities, two languages, two interactive poetry traditions: Salerno/Oxford, Italian/English. It is a bless and a curse, somewhat as one gives up completely the idea – let alone the hope – of any durable final destination where to find repose to ones tribulations.
erminia said this on April 3, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Reply
That lack of repose is what makes your translations living beings — in contrast to the word-corpses vomited out of the mouths of linguists.
Ep said this on April 3, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Reply
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