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Edited by Sarah Riggs and Alisha Mascarenhas READ: A Journal of Inter-Translation documents practices of experimental translation by and between poets of diverse origins who have participated in the annual translation seminars hosted by Tamaas…
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Will Alexander

Born in 1948, Will Alexander is a poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, visual artist and pianist…
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kari edwards

Includes iduna (O Books 1989), Bharat jiva and NO GENDER: Reflections on the Life & Work of kari edwards, both published by Litmus Press in collaboration with Belladonna*, and 2 broadsides…
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Body Was
By Isabelle Garron
Translated by Eléna Rivera
By Aja Couchois Duncan
By Hocine Tandjaoui
Translated by Olivia C. Harrison, Teresa Villa-Ignacio

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Posted April 18, 2022

READ: A Journal of Inter-Translation

Today marks the launch of our new digital publication READ #9, edited by Sarah Riggs and Alisha Mascarenhas. READ #9: A Journal of Inter-Translation inaugurates our collaboration with Tamaas, a cross-cultural arts organization that brings together ...

Posted September 10, 2021

Memnoir by Joan Retallack: on Manifold Scholarship and the launch of our first digital-critical edition

“see that shadow on the wall that’s you childhood initiates the child into senses hungers proclivities expectations exhaustions anxieties terrors horrors humors the experience of experiencing all that’s pointed out and then the noisy silent rushes telescoping in and out i.e. stops and starts ruptures and ...

Posted December 15, 2021

New Litmus Reader Resource: The Aja Couchois Duncan Teaching Guide

With an interest in exploring the generative possibilities of digital learning tools that will be a boon to teachers even in a post-pandemic future, Litmus has spent the last couple years reimagining its role in the webosphere. So far, our efforts have culminated in two distinct projects:

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