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Part of: Poetry Translation Workshops Winter Season 2018 Translate Brazilian poet & artist Carla Diacov with Annie McDermott

The Albany

The winter season of PTC workshops is set to start with a bang as we translate Carla Diacov, an exciting young Brazilian poet and artist writing in Portuguese, with guest-translator Annie McDermott. Diacov studied theatre and is known for making paintings with menstrual blood. She is part of the same politically engaged generation of Brazilian poets as Adelaide Ivánova who the PTC translated at workshops in 2017.

To attend this workshop, and the rest in our winter season, follow this link to purchase a season pass:

The workshops are open to all. There is no need to know the language being translated.

Carla Diacov is a Brazilian poet and artist born in São Bernardo do Campo in 1975. She paints and has written the books Amanhã Alguém Morre no Samba (Tomorrow Someone Dies in the Samba), A metáfora mais Gentil do Mundo Gentil (The Gentlest Metaphor in the Gentle World), Ninguém Vai Poder Dizer Que Eu Não Disse (No One Will Be Able to Say I Didn’t Say), bater bater no yuri and A Menstruação de Valter Hugo Mãe (The Menstruation of Valter Hugo Mãe).

Annie McDermott is a translator working from Spanish and Portuguese into English. Her translations have been published in Granta, The White Review, World Literature Today, the Harvard Review, Asymptote and Two Lines, among others. She is currently working on novels by the Uruguayan writer Mario Levrero for And Other Stories and Coffee House Press.

Edward Doegar is a poet, editor and critic based in London, and the commissioning editor at the Poetry Translation Centre. His poems have appeared in various anthologies and journals, including Ten: The New Wave (Bloodaxe) and Granta. He is a consulting editor at The Rialto, a fellow of The Complete Works and was general manager of the Poetry Society between 2013 and 2017. His pamphlet, For Now, was published by Clinic in 2017.

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