By Kulleh Grasi, translated from Malay and Iban by Pauline Fan
Kulleh Grasi’s poems capture the excited intimacy exploring one’s own beloved country with depth and vision. Grasi leaps between languages, registers, and landscapes to create a multi-dimensional book, and Pauline Fan, in her translations, leaps with him into a detailed, rich English, while finding innovative ways to provide context to a place so rarely read about in English.
By Lupe Gómez, translated from Galician by Erín Moure
In Camouflage, Lupe Gómez renders her mother and her mother tongue, her land and its changes with tender, sharp insight, and Erín Moure brings into English this native language of Galicia in Spain so vividly that we can feel the original breathing beneath the surface.