Part of: PTC Winter Workshops 2019 Spanish poetry workshop: Translating with Serafina Vick and poet Legna Rodríguez Iglesias
Poetry Translation Centre
Legna Rodríguez Iglesias will be in the UK to launch her collection ‘A little body is many parts’ published by the Poetry Translation Centre and Bloodaxe Books. This workshop will be an opportunity to work alongside Legna and her bridge-translator Serafina Vick.
This workshop is part of a new initiative at the Poetry Transition Centre where we ask our touring poets to come in and lead a workshop alongside a translator to introduce us to a poet from their culture that has been a big influence on their writing. This is a great way to get a better understand the network of influences and shifting currents in another culture. The poet we will be translating will be announced soon.
The translator Serafina Vick is passionate about spreading the work of contemporary Cuban poets, and introduced Legna Rodríguez Iglesias to the PTC via a series of workshops in 2017-18 lead by the poet Clear Pollard, who said Legna’s work reminded her of the many exciting poets of her generation in the UK like Heather Phillipson or Jack Underwood.