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Chapbook Recaps Translational Poetics Symposium


Essay Press has published a new chapbook based on a January 2016 symposium on translational poetics organized by Affect & Audience in the Digital Age, a project of the Simpson Center for the Humanities.

Affect & Audience: Translational Poetics is curated by Amaranth Borsuk (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell), with an introduction by Sarah Dowling (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell). It draws on the day-long symposium on January 29, 2016, which gathered poets, scholars, and activists to investigate contemporary scholarly, aesthetic, and activist projects that engage the processes and thematics of translation.

Sarah Dowling

The book, available for free online [PDF], is a beautiful object in itself, worth browsing to see the incorporation of sketches, photos, and artwork from participants (see below). The book credits 23 contributors, reflecting the collaborative spirit of the project.

The Affect & Audience group has continued its work in 2017, hosting a lively, well-attended symposium on Activist Poetics on February 3, organized by micha cárdenas (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell) along with Borsuk and Dowling. That event attracted media coverage from The Stranger and Poetry Northwest.

Congratulations, all!

Sketch notes from symposium