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Friday, February 27, 2009

Dunya Mikhail: New Poem @ American PEN

American PEN's 2009 Translation Feature includes a beautiful translation of Dunya Mikhail's Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea. The translation is by Elizabeth Winslow in collaboration with the poet; you can read more about how the poem, and translation, took shape here.

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