Currently & Emotion is comprised of 29 extended excerpts from book- or pamphlet-length translation projects (rather than one-off translations of individual poems), either unpublished or published since 2010. The selection leans towards translations by and from female translators and authors, and towards work that shows awareness of, and that negotiates in interesting ways, the complex power dynamics inherent to every act of translation.
A collection of striking original work and an insightful and provocative reflection on contemporary practices of translation. The anthology aims not to provide a definitive thesis on what the process and function of translation should be, but to encourage discussion about its challenges and possibilities, and the complex political and emotional issues with which it unavoidably engages. (Test Centre)
Contributors: Sophie Collins (ed.), Christian Hawkey, Georg Trakl, Don Mee Choi, Caroline Bergvall, Lisa Robertson, Sawako Nakayasu, Sagawa Chika, Erín Moure, Chus Pato, Molly Weigel, Jorge Santiago Perednik, Holly Pester, Sonja Kravanja, Tomaž Šalamun, Rosmarie Waldrop, Elfriede Czurda, Chantal Wright, Yōko Tawada, Zoë Skoulding, Rachael Allen, Linh Dinh, Mien Dang, Nguyen Quoc Chanh, Sandra Doller, Eric Suchère, Khairani Barokka, Brian Henry, Catherine Petit & Paul Buck, Colette Thomas, Anne Carson, Tara Bergin, Lawrence Venuti, J. V. Foix, Oli Hazzard, Vahni Capildeo, Hilary Kaplan, Angélica Freitas, Eliza Griswold, Karen Van Dyck, Uljana Wolf and Sophie Seita.