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US Launch event for CURRENTLY & EMOTION: TRANSLATIONS (Test Centre), with editor Sophie Collins, Christian Hawkey, Uljana Wolf, Sophie Seita, Lawrence Venuti and Karen Van Dyck

UK-based independent publisher Test Centre is delighted to announce the publication of Currently & Emotion: Translations, an innovative and extensive anthology of contemporary poetry translations edited by Sophie Collins, whose debut collection is forthcoming from Penguin in 2017.

The anthology presents a varied and carefully curated selection of works which foreground the translator, and, by showcasing a broad range of approaches, seeks to challenge dominant perceptions of translation as an uncomplicated literary service that simply facilitates access to foreign and/or historical texts.

Currently & Emotion is both a collection of striking original work and an insightful and provocative reflection on contemporary practices of translation. The anthology aims not to provide a definitive thesis on what the process and function of translation should be, but to encourage discussion about its challenges and possibilities, and the complex political and emotional issues with which it unavoidably engages.

Please join us for the US launch of Currently & Emotion, with readings from contributors Uljana Wolf, Lawrence Venuti, Christian Hawkey, Sophie Seita, Karen Van Dyck and Sophie Collins.