We write in the age of globalization and in the language most universal for our time. Contemporary international writers are now being brought into English at a high frequency, and major writers of English are revisiting classics for the first time in a generation. Where do you fit in? In this class, we will study the pioneering craft of international works. We will also tour through poetry translation strategies, and exercises will lead you into new drafts of original and translated works. Second language not required.
Rebecca Gayle Howell's most recent book is American Purgatory, which was selected by Don Share for the 2016 Sexton Prize and named a must-read collection by both The Millions and the Courier-Journal. Howell's honors include fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center and the Carson McCullers Center, as well as a Pushcart Prize. Since 2014, she has edited poetry for the Oxford American.