Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Reading in Strasbourg Saturday Dec 1 with Jeremy Hawkins, Jennifer k Dick and Donna Stonecipher

Reading in English  for the SLIGHT DERIVE reading series at the French bar La Taverne Française in Strasbourg on Dec 1 from 2pm-4pm.

BIOS and author information
Donna Stonecipher is the author of five books of poetry: The Reservoir (winner of the Contemporary Poetry Series competition, 2002); Souvenir de Constantinople (2007); The Cosmopolitan (winner of the National Poetry Series, 2008); Model City (2015); and Transaction Histories (2018); as well as one book of criticism, Prose Poetry and the City (2018). Her poems have been published in many journals, including The Paris Review, New American Writing, and Conjunctions, and have been translated into eight languages. She has won residency fellowships from Yaddo, the Millay Colony, Djerassi, and others. In 2018 she won a writing grant from the Gerda Henkel Stiftung. She translates from French and German, and her translation of Swiss author Ludwig Hohl’s novella Ascent was published in 2012. In 2015 she won an NEA Translation Fellowship to translate Friederike Mayröcker’s études (forthcoming 2019). She lives in Berlin.

Jeremy Allan Hawkins was born in New York City and raised in the Hudson Valley. He has been the recipient of a grant from the US Fulbright Program and a teaching fellowship from the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project. His poetry has appeared in numerous journals and was also selected for the Best New Poets 2016 anthology. His poetry also appeared in the Venice 2018 Biennale Architettura. He is the author of A Clean Edge, selected by Richard Siken as the winner of the 2016 BOAAT Chapbook Prize. He lives in France. 

Jennifer K Dick is an American poet, translator and Université de Haute Alsace MdC. Her writings include the chapbooks and books Afterlife (Angel House,  2017). No Title (Estepa, 2015), Conversion (Estepa, 2013), Circuits (Corrupt 2013), Betwixt (Corrupt 2011), Tracery (Dusie Kollectif, 2012), Enclosures (Blazevox ebook, 2007), Retina / Rétine (Estepa, tr Rémi Bouthonnier, 2007), Florescence (University of Georgia Press, 2004). Son livre That Which I Touch Has No Name is forthcoming with Eyewear Press, London in June 2019 and her novel in verse Lilith, will also appear this spring with Corrupt Books. She also organizes Ivy Writers Paris bilingual reading series and has co-organized since her arrival in Mulhouse a mini residency for French authors at the Kunsthalle-Mulhouse called Ecrire L’Art, from which a book will appear in March 2019.

Jennifer K. Dick est poète américaine, traductrice, universitaire et organisatrice des événements littéraires. Elle a grandi à Iowa City, Iowa, a vécu longtemps à Paris et est actuellement Maître de Conférences à l’Université de Haute Alsace, Mulhouse. Elle est l’auteur de : Afterlife (Angel House, juin 2017). No Title (Estepa, 2015), Conversion (Estepa, 2013),  Circuits (Corrupt 2013), Betwixt (Corrupt 2011), Tracery (Dusie Kollectif, 2012), Enclosures (Blazevox ebook, 2007), Retina / Rétine (Estepa, tr Rémi Bouthonnier, 2007), Florescence (University of Georgia Press, 2004). Son livre That Which I Touch Has No Name va paraître chez Eyewear press à Londres en juin 2019 et son roman en vers, Lilith, paraitra chez Corrupt Books au printemps 2019 aussi. Elle a également co-dirigé 2 livres sur la traduction en sciences sociales. Jennifer organise depuis 12ans un cycle de lectures bilingues « Ivy Writers Paris » : et co-organise « Ecrire l’Art » mini-résidence tri-annuelle pour des auteurs français avec la Directrice Sandrine Wymann à la Kunsthalle-Mulhouse. Pour plus sur Jennifer K Dick : ou vidéos : (Radial) ;  vidéo de son installation à la Gare SBB Basel : et vidéo de lecture pour juin 2017 :

Monday, April 16, 2018

NOLA POETRY FESTIVAL reading and panel

I am thrilled to be part of this year's New Orleans Poetry Festival. The schedule of events is jam packed with exciting readings, panels and book tables. Here is a link to the entire schedule:

And here are the 2 events I will be part of:

Dara Wier , Jennifer K. Dick , Susan M. Schultz
Our Lunch Features include a free catered lunch with poetry performances in Café Istanbul. Readings will begin while we are still serving, so everyone is requested to help keep noise to a minimum. This is a 90 minute session, with readings beginning at 12:45.
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:30
Café Istanbul

Then later that same afternoon: PANEL TALK

Jennifer K. Dick , Diana E.H. Shortes , Lisa Pasold
What is it to be international in spirit? Or a poet-citizen of a single country? We live in constant interconnectedness with people, images, news and environmental changes from across the globe. So what is the real geolocation of a poetry and poetics of place and self? Three poets from different parts of the American continent will address this question: Jennifer K Dick from Iowa, USA, residing in Mulhouse, France—a border town with Germany and Switzerland—Lisa Pasold from Montréal, Canada, residing currently in Paris, France, and Diana Shortez born in Austin, TX and residing in New Orleans. In this panel, they will address how their own work, and that of the poets they are reading, is not of or about place but which inherently in its explorative narratives and practices interrogates place/self and otherness. This position demands linguistic strangeness, from single words, sound / lyric elements to entire passages in languages that are not English, even when creating for an American audience. How do we write out of unrootedness?
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 15:05
Rooftop: 4th Floor, Stairs or Elevator to 4th Floor

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Homophonic Translation Tanka on a Saturday afternoon in Mulhouse

Homophonic translation

Based on the WIKI post regarding Tanka--including this Tanka by Ishikawa Takuboku, I paused to do a sort of homophonic translation of what the roman script transcription of the original poem might perhaps sound like if I also sought out the  5-7-5-7-7 syllabic count for the new homophonic translation poem. Just having a bit of a play pause on this Saturday afternoon... 
Originals (taken off Wikipedia's Tanka page):
東海の Tōkai no
小島の磯の kojima no iso no
白砂に shirasuna ni
われ泣きぬれて ware naki nurete
蟹とたわむる kani to tawamuru
On the white sand
Of the beach of a small island
In the Eastern Sea.
I, my face streaked with tears,
Am playing with a crab

—Ishikawa Takuboku
Homophonic translation 

Tool oil hook keeling
Coy pajama no isle o no
Chirashi sauna
Wear naked inuit I
Cantic-ool to warmer you

Friday, March 30, 2018

From the White of the Page by Jennifer K Dick at Poetry in Expanded Translation III 4-6 April 2018

VERY excited to be heading off towards the Poetry in Explanded Translation III: Poetry and Sound conference in Bangor, Wales, to give this talk. Please find the full schedule and email links to ALL of the talks and readings below, including thrilling events with Erin Mouré, Caroline Bergvall and Lisa Samuels among others.

 My abstract for the talk I will give on Friday morning, the 6th of April in the 9am session:

Jennifer K Dick
Université de Haute Alsace, Mulhouse, France
Labo de recherche : ILLE

This talk will take as its focus issue of the conference, the question of whether the relationship between poet and translator can (or must in the case of sound and certain visual poetries) be compared with that of composer and performer. The reading of the page as score, the use by authors of visual signs, erasures, font, invented languages, even poster-sized pages and typographical gestures as graphic representation of breath and sound, semantic elements that are often extra-lingual, are fundamental components of what and more specifically how these poems are meant to be heard/read/seen/experienced. (Parallels may be drawn between these pages and contemporary music scores of Boulez, Cage and others.) To accentuate the focus on sound as poetic meaning, I have selected primarily French author’s works as my focus for this talk for an anglophone audience. I will discuss sample cases of page-voice translation from the “scored” pages of Julien Blaine, Patrick Dubost and Bernard Heidesieck as well as the visual-poetry to sound-poetry pages of Jacques Sivan and Vannina Maestri. Discussions of these works will be rooted in theoretical and practical references to Mallarmé, the Zaum poetries of Russian Klebnikov and some Dadaist and Italian Futurist’s works. What will be interrogated is the question of any oral “reading” as translation, not only by author but also as musical “interpretation” (and might one say reinterpretation, or variation) by other readers based on each individual’s methods of seeing and hearing these pages.

Full Conference Schedule and links: 

Poetry in Expanded Translation III

Poetry and Sound in Expanded Translation

April 4th to 6th 2018
Bangor University


About the Conference

This international and interdisciplinary conference will consider the role of sound in poetry translation, and in related areas of performance and creative practice. How helpful is a musical vocabulary in discussion of the sound of a poem in translation? Conversely, what is meant by describing music as a language? Can the relationship between poet and translator be compared with that of composer and performer? Such parallels will be used to explore poetry in bilingual, multilingual and cross-artform contexts. Examining new and emerging interfaces between poetry, sound and translation, this conference will bring together poets, musicians, critics and translators.


Keynote speakers

Caroline Bergvall, artist, writer and performer
Lawrence Venuti, translation theorist, Professor at Temple University

Keynote Performance

Andrew Lewis, composer, Professor at Bangor University

The conference will begin with dinner, readings and performances on the evening of April 4th. There will be two full days of papers on the 5th and 6th, with parallel sessions, and another reading on the evening of the 5th. Panels will finish at 17.30 on April 6th

Wednesday 4th April
4.00 Registration in School of Music

5.00 Welcome reception in School of Music foyer.

Poetry and music in Powis Hall
Keynote performance:
Andrew Lewis, Bangor University

Poetry readings:
Erín Moure
Philip Terry
Lee Ann Brown

8.00 Dinner in Matthias Hall

Thursday 5th April
8.45 Coffee

Rhythms and echoes:
Jessica Stephens, Paris-3 Sorbonne Nouvelle
Sound and rhythm in translation in the poetry of Alice Oswald
Sam Trainor, Université de Lille
From transparency to trans-resonance: translation as contrapuntal
Zoë Skoulding
Echo in the work of Vahni Capildeo

Ollie Evans
Can homophony practise philology?
Simon Smith, University of Kent
What’s the frequency Gaius: The Zukofskys’
Catullus and the failure of translation
Andres Andwandter
Translation as reconstituting the foundations of the state

10.30 Coffee

PONTIO Cemlyn Jones Lecture Room 2
10.45 Keynote:
Lawrence Venuti, Temple University
Translation Proverbs: The Instrumentalism of Conventional Wisdom

11.45 Pause

Erín Moure
Sound in the mouth and Wilson Bueno’s 
Paraguayan Sea
Dan Eltringham and Leire Barrera Medrano
Girasol Press: sonidos sin fronteras / sounds without borders

Kristina Hagstrom Stahl, Gothenburg University
Acts of translation in Charlotte Delbo's theatrical poetics
Julia Lewis, Cardiff University
What is lost when words are wasted between medicine and poetry?

1.0      Lunch and coffee


Musics 1:
Meirion Jordan
Dán, Amrhain, Piob: Translating lyric to music in Gaelic traditional practice
Jeff Hilson, Roehampton University
Music and translation
Alys Conran, Bangor University
From flamenco to
cerdd dant, Lorca to penillion telyn: multilingual remixes of Welsh and Spanish music poems

Lily Robert-Foley, Université de Montpellier
Do extra-terrestrials have rhetoric? A fictocritical reflection on translating a language that doesn't exist (yet)
Lisa Samuels
Tomorrowland (talk and film)

3.30 Tea

Sound in communication:
Khashayar Naderehvandi, University of Gothenburg
Tacit intimacies
Sophie Collins
Intimacy and fidelity: relationship models and the sounds of friendship in translation
Chris McCabe and Vahni Capildeo
Blackbox Testing

Performance and collaboration:
Helen Tookey and Martin Heslop
Collaborative poetry and sound work in process
Ghazal Mosadeq and Katherine E. Bash
Creative Translation of Talismanic Texts (talk and performance)

5.15 Drinks Reception

6.00 Poetry performance in Pontio Arts Centre

8.00 Dinner in Cledwyn Terrace Room 3

Friday 6th April
8.45 Coffee

Agata Holobut, Jagiellonian University, Krakow
Painting into sound: phonosymbolism in ekphrasis
Piotr Gwiazda, University of Pittsburgh
Dear Beloved Humans: Listening to Grzegorz Wróblewski
Jennifer K. Dick, Université de Haute Alsace
From the white of the page

Musics 2:
Nisha Ramayya
Sound, subjectivity, ritual and community
James Wilkes
Mishearing and slippage in writing towards Josquin des Prez
Richard Hoadley

10.30 Coffee

PONTIO Cemelyn Jones Lecture Room 2
10.45 Keynote:
Caroline Bergvall, poet
Monolingualism is dangerous

11.45 Pause

Silence and listening:
Mounir Ben Zid, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Rethinking the Perception of Personal Silence in Poetry and Translation
Vincent Broqua
Silent translation?

Mary Jacob, Aberystwyth University, and Rhys Trimble
Rhizomatic meaning generation across languages and non-languages

1.00 Lunch

Peter Hughes
On re-creational versions of Giacomo Leopardi’s 
Jeremy Over
Sounds Funny: mistranslation and misunderstanding in the poetry of Ron Padgett and Kenneth Koch
Lee Ann Brown and Tony Torn
Willful mistranslations

Katharina Kalinowski, Universities of Kent and Cologne
Sounding Places: Ec(h)otranslations
Steven Hitchins
Translating the urban environment in the South Wales Valleys
Rowan Evans
Ancient Language, Landscape and Hybridity

3.30 Tea

3.45 Panel discussion with Nia Davies, James Byrne and Sophie Collins
Publishing and Expanded Translation

4.30 Plenary

5.15 Close

6.00 Launch of Robert Sheppard's Twitters for a Lark

7.30 Dinner at a local restaurant