Translations of Rumi raise questions not only about faithfulness to the original but also who is or is not entitled to try their hand.
Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr.
Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr. is a poet, translator, and corporate consultant. Her translations from Persian include Let Us Believe in the Beginning of the Cold Season, selected poems of Forough Farrokhzad (April 2022, New Directions) and Wine and Prayer: Eighty Ghazals from the Divan-i Hafiz (d.1389) (2018, White Cloud Press). Poetry collections include Salient (New Directions 2020) and Series | India (Four Way Books, 2015).
How Pirate and Parrot (Mis)Understand One Another
Eugene Ostashevsky is a father of two young daughters and a fan of Dr. Seuss, and he no longer thinks it is “possible to write anything serious that is not funny.”
Squaring the Circle
John Peck is the author of ten volumes of poetry, a psychoanalyst, translator of Euripides and C. G. Jung’s The Red Book, a poet under-appreciated by or unfamiliar to most, yet long and deeply admired by a cadre of serious poets and critics on both sides of the Atlantic.