Nancy Naomi Carlson

Nancy Naomi Carlson, poet and translator, received an NEA fellowship to translate Mabanckou’s poetry. The New York Times called her latest collection “new and noteworthy.”

  • A photograph of rocks, mostly submerged in the tide
       By Alain Mabanckou
    Photo: Glenn Ruben Berg / Unsplash  [draw your strength] draw your strength from the lifeless leaf break all bonds until you can tie your fate to the baobab trunk don’t hold within yourself...
  • The cover to The Dancing Other by Suzanne Dracius
       By Suzanne Dracius
    Calcutta. Seagull Books. 2018. 256 pages. Who am I? And who are you? Suzanne Dracius explores identity in her recently translated novel, The Dancing Other. First published in French as L’...
  • A turbulent wave, capped with foam, from above
       By Khal Torabully
    Photo: Michael Olsen/Unsplash [Carry my metaphor] Carry my metaphor; I touched the sea before waves deceived me. Carry my dream; I saw it all without opening eyes of salt. Carry my soul; I met...

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