A translation in Doublespeak

Given current events, it feels strange to be doing self-promotion, but I can't resist sharing my translation of a troubadour lyric (Domna, tant vos ai prejada, by Raimbaut de Vaqueiras) in the June 2020 issue of Doublespeak, the premier journal of literary translations at the University of Pennsylvania. Doublespeak is always beautifully designed and meticulously … Continue reading A translation in Doublespeak

Medievalism in the Plague Year

Find consolation in Boethius, De consolatione Philosophiae. He, too, wanted his library back. Reassure ourselves with Julian of Norwich. Use Piers Plowman as a mirror for the commons and a tool for collective action. Contemplate Petrarch's Canzoniere, or Rime sparse, or 365 days of not getting laid. Misery bond with the protagonists of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde, who are … Continue reading Medievalism in the Plague Year

Rainbow Awards Honorable Mentions!

I'm delighted that A Crown of Violets has received not one but two Honorable Mentions from Elisa Rolle's Rainbow Awards 2018–2019! One of the contest judges writes: Beautiful explorations of the complexities of a full spectrum female love — joyful, tortured, expectant, unrequited. Brave and unabashed. Also, the translation sparkles, bringing the verse dancing to life … Continue reading Rainbow Awards Honorable Mentions!

Medievalist Poetry Collections

This is a list of 20th- and 21st-century poetry collections that may be of interest to medievalists. Patience Agbabi, Telling Tales (Canongate, 2014) Adaptation of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Maryann Corbett, Mid Evil (U Evansville Press, 2014) Medievalist miscellany from Christine de Pizan to Old English riddles. Hilary Davies, In a Valley of This Restless Mind (Enitharmon … Continue reading Medievalist Poetry Collections

Lesbian & Bi+ Women Poets

This is a list—Anglophone-centric, unfortunately—of current lesbian and bi+ women poets (trans & cis) who have published books of poetry. *Please let me know if you would like to be added or removed.* *For a catalogue of non-cis poets, including trans men and non-binary people, visit Bogi Takács's list on GoodReads. Etel Adnan Surge (Nightboat Books)Time, … Continue reading Lesbian & Bi+ Women Poets