We’re proud to present today another #NTM2018 premiere: six beautiful new poems by the beloved Greek poet Kostas Karyotakis translated by the accomplished Peter J. King and Andrea Christofidou. Kostas Karyotakis [Κώστας Καρυωτάκης] (1896–1928) published three collections of poetry before committing suicide in June 1928. His poems are beautiful and sorrowful, turning “the darkness from within me […] into sweetest melody.” They will stay with you for a long time. Enjoy.
There are thousands of ways to celebrate #NTM2018. 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 Black History Month, or National Ice Cream Month in July. Every effort counts!
We’d love to hear from you! If you think of a way to celebrate National Translation Month in 2018, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always open to any collaboration ideas. Find us on Twitter @TranslateMonth, tag us using #NTM2018 and #TranslateMonth2018, join our mailing list, submit a translation month event, or like our Facebook page. And, most importantly, celebrate your favorite authors in translation this September and all year round.
—Claudia Serea and Loren Kleinman