Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Translating Manuel Vilas

With the help of Oregon poet Efraín Díaz-Horna, I have been translating the poetry of award-winning Spanish poet Manuel Vilas.

It is possible that he googles his name and finds me, which would be great because I can't find him. Not by email, at least.

I am working on a portfolio of his work which I hope to send out to journals this fall. Some need permission, some don't. Either way, it occurs to me that once you translate a poem, it no longer belongs to the writer anymore...