Calypso Editions is going to AWP in Washington DC! We will be sharing table 713-T with our friends from Poetry International and The Food Poet. Please stop by to check out our books, share a recipe or poem, or just to say ‘hi’!
This year, we are featuring our forthcoming poetry in translation by Fabián Casas, translated by Adriana Scopino, My Mother Resurrected.
Additionally, Calypso Editions authors and editors will be participating in the following readings and panel discussions:
Thursday February 9, 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm: R296. Thirteen Ways of Looking at Translation: Polish Poetry and Beyond. (Karen Kovacik (moderator), Ewa Chrusciel, Robin Davidson, Piotr Florczyk, Iza Wojciechowska) Our panel will focus on translating, publishing, and marketing contemporary Polish poetry. It will address such topics as collaborating with an author over several books, the delicate negotiations of self- or co-translation, strategies for contextualizing translated work, ways to support other translators, and tips for compiling an anthology. Panelists will discuss their processes for bringing poems into English, read examples of their translations, and welcome questions from the audience. Room 208AB, Washington Convention Center, Level Two
Friday, February 10, 9:00 am to 10:15 am: F126B. Calypso Editions: Against Silence, An Author/Translator Reading. (Robin Davidson (moderator), Jan Freeman, Piotr Florczyk, Janel Spencer-Levy) Please join us for a celebration of poetry and fiction, in English and English translation—particularly our most recent volume, Blue Structure, by Paris Press editor Jan Freeman. Founded in 2010, Calypso Editions is a cooperative, artist-run press dedicated to publishing quality literature with a global perspective, especially those works not yet discovered by the modern English-speaking world. We dedicate this reading in memoriam to poet Derick Burleson, one of our founding editors. Cody D. Todd Memorial Stage, Sponsored by USC, Exhibit Halls D & E, Convention Center, Level Two
Saturday, February 11, 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm: S221. Recovering Out of Print Queer Literature. (Philip Clark, Lisa C. Moore, Julie R. Enszer, Jan Freeman, Stephen Motika) The publications of many important LGBTQ writers have fallen out of print and become inaccessible to readers today. This situation poses special challenges for LGBTQ authors published by small independent presses. As readers, editors, and publishers, how can we uncover and restore LGBTQ writing in danger of being lost? How can this work be brought to new readers’ attention? With our AWP audience, we will reflect on the recovery of this marginalized literary history, culture, and community. Salon F, Washington Convention Center, Level One
See you in DC!
About Calypso Editions
Founded in 2010 by writers based in various U.S. cities—from remote Alaska to New York City and several cities in between—Calypso Editions was created in the belief that a 21st-century press will best serve the literary community and reading public as a group of writer-publishers who celebrate literary excellence. As a decentralized, non-profit, shared-work literary press that provides an alternative for writers and readers of poetry and fiction, Calypso Editions publishes a minimum of four books annually.