In celebration of the 200th anniversary of his birth, we’re happy to share these poems by Charles Baudelaire, translated by the accomplished poet and translator Peter O’Neil. The poems are included in the original as well, and they are accompanied by an insightful and provocative essay on the state of contemporary poetry. What better way to celebrate Baudelaire and translations? It’s one of our favorite things to do in September.
There are thousands of ways to celebrate #TranslationMonth. We’ve developed this list of 30 ways to celebrate NTM to get you started, but we’re open to suggestions and encourage you to find your own way to celebrate. You don’t need our permission to celebrate, just as you don’t need anyone’s permission to celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July!
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Click here to read Celebrating 200 Years of Baudelaire: new translations with an essay by Peter O’Neill
—Claudia Serea and Loren Kleinman