Issue 3.23

Spring 2014: Languages

Editor: Jenny Penberthy

The LANGUAGES issue features over 50 contributors with new work by Jordan Abel, Rachel Zolf, Christian Bök, Erín Moure, George Stanley, and many others; a conversation between Christopher Butterfield and Donna Zapf about language, music, and translation; a conversation between Colin Browne and Ian Wallace about poems by Guillaume Apollinaire and Blaise Cendrars that refer to Vancouver; text-based art from Allyson Clay, Cathy Busby, Garry Neill Kennedy, Rebecca Brewer, and Margaux Williamson.

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Allyson Clay, GroundSplatPink, 2013, oil on linen, 24 x 30 cm
Allyson Clay, GroundSplatPink, 2013, oil on linen, 24 x 30 cm

Translating Vancouver

Translating Translating Apollinaire (Gallifreyan)

Versions of Russian and French

from Schwarzmaut (Blacktoll) by Paul Celan

Sonnets: Guido Cavalcanti

The Monk's Tale


The Red River Twang

from Of Her, After Song

Synaesthesia-lese (Translaximations)

An Eye For An Eye

A conversation about language, music, and translation

from Limbinal

I Could See Everything

Ruminations on Self-Translation in Two Movements: a Dialogue and an Essay

extraits d'un ensemble intitulé: Du réel nous ne connaissons que ce qui arrive à notre corps

Extracts from Le Désert Mauve by Laure Angestelle, in translation by Maude Laure (1987)

Of the real we know only what happens to our body

we know not what will come to our bodies become

Quand Moure traduit Turcot: Making a Book of Hours into a Book of Ours

Seers of the Cosmos, do not mourn over the scheme of things

A Manifesto for Ultratranslation

Cut and Muzzled

Love and Strife (A translation of Empedocles Fragment 17)

from Saint Friend

from The Masses

Notes for Browsers

Three Machine Translations

from un/inhabited

Text-based Public Art in Vancouver


(trans. Chris Blackmore)

Ma translation

Different Languages

the line of paella according to jeriba shigan

Two Polylingual Poems

from Court of the Dragon

Punctuation 101

Rodopsin bop voluptuary: Virtualis, Christine Stewart and David Dowker (Bookthug 2013)

Visiting Yeats (1932)

Review of Cathy Busby’s Steve’s Vinyl (Pile Driver Editions / Visual AIDS 2013)

Not a curse, nor a bargain, but a hymn

Pauline, a new opera by Margaret Atwood and Tobin Stokes

Wade Guyton’s inkjets, Liz Magor’s Marks

Lisa Robertson’s Thinking Space (Organism for Poetic Research 2013)

Audio-visual Translation: Seeing Voice and Hearing Space in SpokenWeb’s PoetryLab App

COVER: GroundSplatPink, 2013, oil on linen, 24 x 30 cm

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