Ezra -- An Online
Journal of Translation, is a forum for poetry and translation. We hope to
stimulate the under-explored arts of reading in other tongues and translating
for an English audience. We aim both for new knowledge of world writers and for
the creation of beautiful new works. Ezra is interested in any form,
style, tone or era.
We dedicate ourselves to the spirited interplay of cultures, and to the
presence of the laurel itself in the act of literary translation: to the
transformative, promethean, synthesizing essence of poetry.
Ezra hopes to have more writers live and work in the space between
cultural and linguistic constructs -- just as poetry lives in betweenness.
Beyond the love of languages -- their sounds and separate geniuses -- we are
alert to the occasional translation that is (as Márquez said of Rabassa) better
than the original. We dedicate ourselves to the successes -- mysterious and
many -- that await literary translators.
What is translation?-- view this item in Archives
The editorial office of Ezra is located at
Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI 02809
Editors: Peter Thompson Lauren Scott Kelli Kadlick
Copyright . Ezra: An Online Journal of Translation. All rights reserved. Cover Art: Copyright Margaret Sweet. All rights reserved.