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The Poet’s Voice, the Translator’s Voice
Sorting books before they are moved to the new Library building in Givat Ram, 1960. Photo: David Haris

The Poet’s Voice, the Translator’s Voice

Linda Stern Zisquit in conversation with Akin Ajayi

The Poet’s Voice, the Translator’s Voice

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Poetry gives voice to the ineffability of human experience. But the poet’s voice is a very individual voice, rich with the substance and meaning of an individual’s own world. Translating poetry poses an interesting challenge, concerning the layers of subjective interpretation that lie between the source and the reader.

The translator who also possesses the awareness of a poet introduces an intimacy into the alchemy of translation, through drawing from a rich repository of knowing to give poetry meaning in another tongue. Linda Stern Zisquit is a distinguished poet and the translator of several volumes of contemporary poetry, and taught poetry and creative writing for many years. In The Poet’s Voice, the Translator’s Voice, she will discuss the reading, writing, translation—and working within the spaces between.

Linda Stern Zisquit, Poet and Translator, Associate Professor of Poetry, Bar Ilan University (retired) & Founder/Director of Artspace Gallery, Jerusalem, will be conversing with Akin Ajayi, a British-Nigerian-Israeli writer, co-founder of the Tel Aviv Review of Books.

Sunday August 8, 8 pm Israel time / 6 pm London time / 1 pm EST

When?

Sunday August 8th 30 Av 08:00 - 09:00

Participants

Linda Stern Zisquit, Akin Ajayi

Where?

Online Zoom Event Map

For Who?

Translators, Writers, Poets, General Public

Language

English

Price

Free

Sorting books before they are moved to the new Library building in Givat Ram, 1960. Photo: David Haris