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Part of: Online Poetry Translation Workshops: Autumn 2022 Translating Vietnamese poet Linh San with Phương Anh Nguyen


Please note that the date of this event has changed to Monday, November 21st.

At this workshop, we will be returning to the work of Vietnamese poet Linh San to continue our translation of their prose poem entitled ‘on a species of bird that doesn’t fly away’. The poem concerns memory and as the lines begin the poet is being pulled into an intense recollection. As the poem progresses the text will reveal the death of a parent.

The guest translator Phương Anh Nguyen and the workshop facilitator Helen Bowell hope there will be a chance to get to the end of the transition in this online session and return to the start of the text, editing, polishing and refining the English Version.

Guest Translator - Phương Anh Nguyen

Phương Anh Nguyen is a Vietnamese emerging translator, writer and editor at youth and BIPOC run magazine GENCONTROLZ. Her work has been featured on Asymptote, Interpret Magazine and Yuzu Press. Currently, she is pursuing a BA in Language and Culture at University College London.

Poet - Linh San

Linh San (b.1998) earned a bachelor's degree in Literature from Hanoi National University of Education and currently works in several art spaces in Hanoi.

Workshop Facilitator - Helen Bowell

Helen Bowell is a London-based poet and co-director of Dead [Women] Poets Society. In 2020, she co-guest-edited an issue of Modern Poetry in Translation (focus on dead women poets). She is a Ledbury Poetry Critic and her debut pamphlet The Barman was published by Bad Betty Press in 2022.

There is no need to know the language being translated. Simply come along and share your passion for words, writing and understanding.

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