Hayden's Ferry Review


Website of the Week - Center for the Art of Translation

The Center for the Art of Translation promotes international literature and translation through arts, education, and community outreach. The Center is the parent organization of TWO LINES, a journal of translation started in 1994 and Poetry Inside Out, a literary arts program serving bilingual public school students in elementary and middle schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. A film which follows several Bay Area students over a year and documents their transformation as they translate great poetry and learn to write their own is in the works. See a clip from the documentary here.

The website has information about events, authors, translators, translation news, educational opportunities and curriculum, and other publications and resources. Their current newsletter features PIO student poems, a spotlight on John Biguener, a few of CAT's favorite books, and the TWO LINES Translation Challenge, which asks readers to take a shot at translating a few lines of verse. Winners are printed in the next issue. The different versions of the lines are fascinating.