I've compiled this woefully incomplete list of medieval women's poetry in translation partly as self-promotion and partly in order to share resources. Additions are welcome. Happy #WITMonth, everyone! Classical Arabic, 4000 BCE – 1492 CE Abdullah al-Udhari, tr. & ed. Classical Poems by Arab Women. Saqui Books, 1999. Latin, 1st–16th centuries Larissa Bonfante, tr. The Plays … Continue reading Medieval Women Poets in Translation
In light of the Amazon workers' strike , I am removing all links to my book's Amazon webpage from my author website. Readers, if you would like to order a copy, I urge you to do so through my publisher, Headmistress Press. My book is distributed through CreateSpace, which is owned by Amazon, so this is … Continue reading Where to buy my book (NOT Amazon!)
Marissa Higgins and I interviewed each other as the fourth installment in "The Lesbian Poets of Headmistress Press," a series of conversations between Headmistress poets, on Ms. Magazine's blog. *LBT women & non-binary poets, SUBMIT your manuscripts to the Charlotte Mew Contest, awarded annually through Headmistress Press! This year's judge is Ching-In Chen.*
I have a double translation in Doublespeak! The original is an Old English riddle; I adapted it into "Middle French" octosyllabic couplets and then translated my own adaptation into Modern English iambic tetrameter. Thank you to the editors, especially Shailly Pandey and Yehudith Dashevsky, who encouraged me to submit!
I interviewed Joy Ladin for Lambda Literary! You can read our conversation here.
The translators and advocates at Women in Translation have posted a link to my Renée Vivien translations on their blog! Both their blog and their website are invaluable resources for women and non-binary translators as well as women and non-binary writers in translation. You can also follow them on Twitter @Read_WIT and look for their hashtags … Continue reading Renée Vivien at the Women in Translation blog
Here is a list—by no means complete!—of women-authored translations from the Ancient Greek of Sappho (ca. 630 – ca. 570 B.C.E.). Louise Labé (1524-1566), Sonnet 8 (1555), an adaptation of Sappho 31 into a French sonnet Anne (Le Fèvre) Dacier (1647? – 1720), Les Poésies de Sappho de Lesbos (1681), translations into French prose Renée Vivien … Continue reading Women Translators of Sappho