The Poetry Project


Note to the Reader: Alexis Almeida, John Keene, and David Larsen

The third in a series of programs devoted to translation, Note to the Reader takes the translator’s introduction, preface, or note, as the starting point for conversation. How do translators use the space of the note or the introduction to position themselves in relation to the translated text? How might the translator’s introduction open a space for engaging process, poetics, and politics?

Alexis Almeida, John Keene, and David Larsen read from their own introductions and notes, alongside those of others, and join in a conversation moderated by Friday Night Series Curators Mirene Arsanios and Rachel Valinsky.