For the first time since we started National Translation Month, we’re featuring poetry translated from the Tamil: two beautiful poems by the accomplished author and activist S. Vijayalakshmi translated by Thila Varghese. “Fallacy of Perception” is from Ella Maalaigalilum Eriyum Oru Kudisai (Uyirezhuthu Padhippakam, Chennai, India, 2011) and “Seepages” is from Peruvelipenn (Mitra Arts & Creations Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, India, 2007). We hope you like them as much as we did.
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—Claudia Serea and Loren Kleinman