Saturday, February 16, 2008

Drunken Boat #9

Announcing the premiere of Drunken Boat, the international online journal of the arts, Issue #9, Winter 2007/2008. A special triple issue dedicated to Part 2 of the inaugural PanLiterary Awards Winners in seven genres; a folio on contemporary Poetics; and a two-part dossier on Mis/Translation.

Featuring over 150 contributors, including poems by Meena Alexander, Ron Padgett and Dennis Nurkse, essays by Cole Swenson, Steven Burt and Okey Ndibe, translations by Marilyn Hacker, Paul Hoover, and Afaa Michael Weaver, translations of Mahmoud Darwish and Yu Jian, photos by Harlan Erskine, web art by Mark Marino, sound by Gordon Monahan, video by David Bernard Ambrose, Laird Hunt's interview with Oliver Rohe, among many, many other works.

Including Drunken Boat's Poetics folio, which includes forty contemporary poets and ten non-poets writing essays on a group of the poems. Drunken Boat's rejoinder to Dana Gioia's "Can Poetry Matter?" cedes some fascinating results, from zeal to apathy to out-and-out animosity.

See also Part one of a Two Part series on Mis/Translation, featuring all variety of straight and vexed translations, from magpie steals to computational recreations, from transinhalations to homophonic construction, including work from Erin Moure, Robert Majzels, Neils Hav, Nathalie Stephens, Sandra Alland and Caroline Bergvall.The second part of this feature will be released in about two months time.

Enjoy the issue and let us know what you think.

-The Editors

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