Horace

Poem of the Week: Micah Towery

March 23, 2012
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[An Invitation (Horace's Ode i.20)]

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Google Translates Poetry

December 5, 2011
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Meta-lord of the cloud-lords of meta of!

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Translating Horace: Ode i.5

April 12, 2011
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Horace is just too good a craftsman for a translation to do him any ultimate justice. Yet I believe translators hope for a sort of “good will” that can exist between between themselves and the poet.

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Some Notes on Translations of Horace

February 7, 2011
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If you are a poet writing in English, you carry Horace in your own voice.

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Translation, Film, and the ESL Student

November 11, 2010
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A new language is a bully. Learning a new language is not really learning a new way to communicate, but a new way to think.

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Closing a Poem (Blogging through Grossman, Part 6)

April 6, 2010
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How do you know when you’re “done” a poem? I’m not speaking about revision, but rather, the act of writing, particularly lyrical free verse. Donna Masini once described it to me (or a class I was in—can’t remember which), as a settling in the body: a literal sense in the poet’s body that there is […]

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