I'm looking forward to seeing the new Circumference website, which is scheduled to launch on May 18, i.e. this coming Friday. Its launch will be celebrated by an evening of festivities hosted by A Public Space and featuring readings by founding editor Stefania Heim and contributors Idra Novey, Matthew Rohrer, and Eliot Weinberger. The editors write:
With our new website we will be continuing and expanding upon our mission. The website will allow us to feature a podcast series, audio and video, and other work that lends itself to the digital format. It will also be an ideal place to facilitate conversations about poetry in translation, to feature interviews with poets and translators, and to blog about current events in the world of translation. We will also be sharing work from our archives in a searchable database ideal for students and researchers.So come raise a glass to this excellent magazine on the occasion of its web launch! I'm told a new print issue will be coming our way this fall. Where and When: A Public Space, 323 Dean St. in Brooklyn, 8:00 p.m. Details here.
Most importantly, the website will allow us another platform for publishing the kind of work Circumference has always been interested in: translations of new work from around the globe, new visions of classical poems, translations of foreign language poets of the past who have fallen under the radar of American readers, and, as always, to show translation as the vibrant, necessary interaction that it is.