Thursday, 24 June 2010
Experiences of translation: the poetree
I was just browsing the site of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre, an annual initiative bringing together translators and their authors for residencies and creative collaboration generally, and came across a charming account of organic translation in the form of a poetree. There have been various attempts by scholars to link the concepts of ecology and translation, but the idea doesn't seem to be taking off. Perhaps it's time to go back to the drawing tree.