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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Translation Studies: Literary Translation

Resources for Translators

Literary Translation: Poetry

Poetry Translation Centre
Supported by the Arts Council England.

Poetry Foundation
Publisher of Poetry magazine, contains a number of essays on literary and poetic translation. Search for "translation."
Part of the American Academy of Poets, their site contains an extensive library of translated texts, essays on translation, as well as lesson plans for educators.

Literary Translation Search Terms

Try searching the Library Catalog in the Classic Catalog using the following subject terms:

Translating and interpreting.

Translating and interpreting - Periodicals.

Literature - Translations - History and criticism.

Professional Organizations

American Literary Translators Association

PEN American Center Translation Committee

  • The PEN American Center is an association of writers working to advance literature, defend free expression, and foster international literary fellowship. Its translation committee's website offers information on translation awards, a space to recommend books for translation, and a translation handbook.

Words without Borders

  • Words without Borders is an excellent source of contemporary translations, releasing a monthly publication and regular dispatches.