Welcome to National Translation Month 2021!

If it’s September, it’s National Translation Month! Time to celebrate translators and authors from around the world with exciting new selections of poetry and prose in translation, virtual and in-person readings, and social media campaigns. As we come out of the pandemic, we have even a stronger need for community and engagement, so we hope you’ll join us in our month-long celebration.

For our 9th annual edition, we have selected translations of texts written in Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, French, Farsi, and, in premiere, Cebuano, Filipino, and Nepali. Don’t miss our spotlights on women translators and Nepali poets throughout the month! We hope you’ll be delighted and surprised every day in September, discovering new worlds with each new text.

To participate in #TranslationMonth, visit our web site for ideas or submit your event by emailing us at nationaltranslationmonth@gmail.com.  We’ll list it on our site and advertise it on social media and in our newsletters.

We’d love to hear from you! Find us on Twitter @TranslateMonth, share your favorite translations using #TranslationMonth, join our mailing list, and like our Facebook page.

Let’s get started with four new translations of Russian Futurist Poets translated by Basil Lvoff, accompanied by an insightful essay that provides historical context, personal details from the lives of the poets, and illuminating process notes. We hope you’ll enjoy Lvoff’s erudite article and his fun selection of poems as much as we did.

Happy National Translation Month and happy reading!

—Claudia Serea and Loren Kleinman


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