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As part of this month’s PBS Women in Translation Month project, we aim to highlight the best poetry by women in translation of the last year, more precisely from September 2018 to August 2019 included.

If you do not know where to start to support women in translation, below are the first five suggestions out of our women in translation top ten!

#10 Bomarzo by Elsa Cross, translated from Spanish by Lawrence Schimel (Shearsman Books, March 2019);

#9 Autobiography of Death by Kim Hyesoon, translated from Korean by Don Mee Choi (W.W. Norton & Company, November 2018);

#8 the hammer and other poems by Adelaide Ivánova, translated from Portuguese by Rachel Long and Francisco Vilhena (Poetry Translation Centre, April 2019);

#7 After Russia (The Second Notebook) by Marina Tsvetaeva, translated from Russian by Christopher Whyte (Shearsman Books, November 2018);

#6 Isabella, poems by Isabella Morra, translated from Italian by Caroline Maldonado (Smokestack Books, June 2019).

Other recommendations from the previous years include the following PBS Translation Choices:

All Under One Roof by Evelyn Schlag, translated by Karen Leeder (Carcanet) – our Summer 2018 Translation Choice;

Negative Space by Luljeta Lleshanaku, translated by Ani Gjika (Bloodaxe Books) – our Spring 2018 Translation Choice;

The Sun of Hereafter – Ebb of the Senses by Ana Blandiana, translated by Viorica Patea & Paul Scott Derrick (Bloodaxe Books) – our Winter 2017 Translation Choice.

Which one was your favourite?

If you love poetry in translation, don’t forget to take advantage of our Women in Translation Month membership discount before 31st August by using our promotional code WIT2019 at the checkout on our website and get 20% off your Poetry Book Society Translation Membership

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