Category: Essays

Norma Cole: On Distraction

This essay was adapted from a talk given at Saint Mary’s College, 12 March 2014 “I was hesitant to take the case, having my mind already on another case.” Norma Cole, “Mars” (Mars, Listening Chamber Press, 1994)

Chicago Lit Scene: Matter

Review by Lina ramona Vitkauskas, Chicago Correspondent What’s The Matter Here? Why do you come to poetry readings? Why are you here tonight? Are you hoping poetry will save you from the self-help gurus? Are you eyeballing the exits? Are…

Bay Area Lit Scene: speCt! presents

Review by Casey McAlduff Who: Brandon Downing, Elaine Kahn and Ben Mirov What: speCt! presents When: January 31, 2014 Where: speCt! Studio, 4401 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609 Websites: www.spectbooks.com Contact: Peter Burghardt, Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel…

David Koehn: “Reclaiming Catullus”

“The original is unfaithful to the translation.” Jorge Luis Borges, On Henley’s translation of Beckford’s Vathek, 1943 The ‘availability’ of Catullus is both a challenge and an opportunity. My original thesis in translating Catullus was that Catullus, the pleasure of…

Donald Revell: Questions of Translation

In coming issues, OmniVerse will turn its eye toward translation, with works on and of the community of poetry across languages. We introduce these issues with this adaptation of a talk given by Donald Revell on “questions of translation.”