Circumference Books

Circumference Books is a press for poetry in translation. Our books highlight the process of translation and how that work is rooted in collaboration. Each multi-lingual project will foreground original design solutions, making visual the relationships between languages, cultures, writers, and translators.

Circumference Books supports the creative and urgent work of bridging cultures and languages. Our projects spotlight non-national languages and foster cross-linguistic poetic exchange.

Both Camouflage by Lupe Gómez, translated by Erín Moure, and Tell Me, Kenyalang: The Selected Poems of Kulleh Grasi, translated by Pauline Fan have been longlisted for the 2020 Best Translated Book Award! And we’re happy to announce our third book, Severo Sarduy’s selected poems, finally brought into English by David Francis!

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