American Literary Translators Association presents: ALTA43 | In Between

Translation is neither here nor there. It exists in a space between languages, cultures, texts, authors, and readers. The ALTA43 theme “In Between” invites participants to consider the ways translation and translators function not as mediators between fixed points—“source text,” “original language,” “target culture”—but rather in a constant state of betweenness. Translation as an in-between practice seeks not to cross borders (whether real or artificial) but to transcend and dissolve them, to show how language, cultures, and texts are never singular and always in process. This year’s virtual ALTA conference will kick off on International Translation Day, September 30, 2020, for two and a half weeks of daily events, culminating in a weekend of all-day programming on October 17-18, 2020.  

In celebration of the 43rd Annual ALTA Conference, SPD's featuring the diverse translated works of our small press publishers!

All translated titles on sale at SPD are: 

25% off 
w/ code ALTA43

For ease of reference, titles are alphabetized by translator last name, or if in the case of multiple translators, the last name of the first alphabetic translator (e.g. Materia Prima, by Amanda Berenguer, trans. Kristen Dyktra & Kent Johnson is under D for Dykstra)

The titles featured below were submitted by ALTA members and conference attendees in response to a call for submissions open from June 16 to August 17, 2020. To suggest an SPD title, please email and she'll add it to the sale. Happy reading!


A Drink of Red Mirror, by Kim Hyesoon, trans. Lauren Albin, Jiwon Shin & Sue Hyon Bae
Monitored Properties, by Florencia Castellano, trans. Alexis Almeida 
Sueños y pesadillas, by Dalia Rosetti, trans. Alexis Almeida
Juana I, by Ana Arzoumanian, trans. Gabriel Amor
Factory Girls, by Takako Arai, editod by, and trans. Jeffrey Angles


The Marathon Post, by Åke Hodell, trans. Fia Backström
A Failed Performance: Short Plays & Scenes by Daniil Kharms, trans. C Dylan Bassett and Emma Winsor Wood
Description of a Flash of Cobalt Blue, by Jorge Esquinca, trans. Dan Bellm
The Song of the Dead, by Pierre Reverdy, trans. Dan Bellm
Chintungo: The Story of Someone Else, by Soledad Marambia, trans. KT Billey 
Valdivia, by Galo Ghigliotto, trans. Daniel Borzutzky
2X6, by/trans. Serge Bouchardon, Andrew Campana, Natalia Fedorova, Carlos León, Aleksandra Malecka, Piotr Marecki & Nick Montfort
Grenade in Mouth: Some Poems of Miyó Vestrini, by Miyó Vestrini, edited by Faride Mereb trans. Anne Boyer & Cassandra Gillig
Today, by Juan Gelman, trans. Lisa Rose Bradford
Life in Space, by Galina Rymbu, trans. Joan Brooks


Touching the Light of Day: Six Uruguayan Poets, edited by trans. Laura Chalar
Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream, by Kim Hyesoon, trans. Don Mee Choi
Hysteria, by Kim Yideum, trans. Hedgie Choi, Jake Levine & Soeun Seo
Tarnac, a Preparatory Act, by Jean-Marie Gleize, trans. Joshua Clover, Abigail Lang & Bonny Roy
Rou of Alch, by Pablo Katchadjian, trans. Rebekah Cóccaro & Victoria Smith
Odious Horizons: Some Versions of Horace, by Horace, trans. Martin Corloss-Smith
Partisan of Things, by Francis Ponge, trans. Joshua Corey & Jean-Luc Garneau


Defense of the Idol, by Omar Cáceres, trans. Mónica de la Torre
Notes Toward a Pamphlet, by Sergio Chefjec, trans. Whitney DeVos
Enfermario, by Gabriela Torres Olivares, trans. Jenniver Donovan
Written in the Dark: Five Poets in the Siege of Leningrad, edited by Polina Barskova, translated by Anand Dibble, Ben Felker-Quinn, Ainsley Morse, Eugene Ostashevsky, Rebecca Smith, Charles Swank, Jason Wagner & Matvei Yankelevich
Elementary Poetry, by Andrei Monastyrski, trans. Brian Droitcour & Yelena Kalinski
The Winter Garden Photograph, by Reina Maria Rodríguez, trans. Kristen Dykstra & Nancy Gates Madsen
Materia Prima, by Amanda Berenguer, trans. Kristen Dyktra & Kent Johnson


Night in the North, by Fabián Severo, trans. Laura Cesarco Eglin & Jesse Lee Kercheval
Of Death. Minimal Odes, by Hilda Hilst, trans. Laura Cesarco Eglin
Before Lyricism, by Eleni Vakalo, trans. Karen Emmerich


Tell Me, Kenyalang, by Kulleh Grasi, trans. Pauline Fan
Ghost Opera, by Mercedes Roffé, trans. Judith Filc
The Alley of Fireflies and Other Stories, by Raymond Roussel, trans. Mark Ford
Fluxo-Floema, by Hilda Hilst, trans. Alexandra Joy Forman


Cowboy & Other Poems, by Alejandro Albarrán Polanco, trans. Rachel Galvin
It's No Good by Kirill Medvedev, trans. Keith Gessen, Mark Krotov & Cory Shayevich
Algavarias: Echo Chamber, by Waly Salamao, trans. Maryam Manlisa Gharavi
The Anunciation, by Maria Negroni, trans. Michelle Gil-Montero
Tsunami from Solaris, by Aase Berg, trans. Johannes Göransson & Joyelle McSweeney
Hackers, by Aase Berg, trans. Johannes Göransson
Dark Matter, by Aase Berg, trans. Johannes Göransson
With Deer, by Aase Berg, trans. Johannes Göransson
Sense Violence, by Helena Boberg, trans. Johannes Göransson
red if it could be red // rojo si pudiera rojo, by Ana Belén López, trans. Ryan Greene


The Trilogy, by Bruno K. Öijer, trans. Victoria Häggblom
tasks, by Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, trans. Katherine M. Hedeen
Título / Title, by Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, trans. Katherine M. Hedeen
A Tradition of Rupture, by Alejandra Pizarnik, trans. Cole Heinowitz 
Conceptualism and other fictions: The collected writings of Eduardo Costa, by Eduardo Costa, trans. Jen Hofer and John Pluecker
Intevenir / Intervene, by Dolores Dorantes & Rodrigo Flores Sánchez, trans. Jen Hofer
Style, by Dolores Dorantes, trans. Jen Hofer
Tela de sevoya, by Myriam Moscona, trans. Jen Hofer & John Pluecker
Phone Bells Keep Ringing for Me, by Seungja Choi, trans. Won-Chung Kim and Cathy Park Hong
Witches' Sabbath, by Maurich Sachs, trans. Richard Howard
What We Saw From This Mountain, by Vladimir Aristov, trans. Betsy Hulick, Gerald Janacek & Julia Trubikhina-Kunina


Sky-Quake: Tremor of Heaven, by Vicente Huidobro, trans. Ignacio Infante and Michael Leong


Revolution Goes Through Walls, by Safaa Fathy, trans. Pierre Joris
The Dirty Text, by Soleida Ríos, trans. Barbara Jamison & Olivia Lott


The Territory is Not the Map, by Marília Garcia, trans. Hilary Kaplan
Warsaw Stories, by Hersh Dovid Momber, trans. Daniel Kennedy
Druids, by Tomaž Šalamun, trans. Sonja Kravanja


Camera, by Marceline Delbecq, trans. Emmelene Landon
Nioque of the Early Spring, by Francis Ponge, trans. Jonathan Larson
Scardanelli, by Friederike Mayröcker, trans. Jonathan Larson
Bred from the Eyes of a Wolf, by Kim Kyung Ju, trans. Jake Levine
I Am a Season That Does Not Exist in the World, by Kim Kyung Ju, trans. Jake Levine
Whale and Vapor, by Kyung Ju Kim, trans. Jake Levine
Katabasis, by Estrada Lucía, trans. Olivia Lott


The Ghetto, by Tamara Kamenszain, trans. Seth Michelson
The Red Song, by Melisa Machado, trans. Seth Michelson
Moss & Silver, by Jure Detala,  trans. Raymon Miller & Tatjana Jamnik
Andean Nuclear Spring, by Agustín Guambo, trans. Carlos. Moreno
Kholin 66: Diaries & Poems, by Igor Kholin, trans. Ainsley Morse & Bela Shayevich
The Uplands: Book of the Courel and Other Poems, by Uxío Novoneyra, trans. Erín Moure 
Camouflage, by Lupe Gómez, trans. Erín Moure
This Radiant Life, by Chantal Neveu, trans, Erín Moure


Costume en Face, by Tatsumi Hijikata, trans. Sawako Nakayasu
No Budu Please, by Wingston González, trans. Urayoán Noel
Ready, Set, Go, by Inés Bortagaray, trans. Ana Patete


Third-Milennium Heart, by Ursula Andkjær Olsen, trans. Katrine Øgaard Jensen


Letter to the Amazon, by Marina Tsvetaeva, trans. A'Dora Phillips & Gaëlle Cogan
Paper Bells, by Phan Nhiên Hạo, trans. Hai-Dang Phan
Echo of the Park, by Romina Freschi, trans. Jeannine Marie Pitas
I Remember Nightfall, by Marosa di Giorgia, trans. Jeannine Marie Pitas 
We Do Not Live in Vain, by Casal Selva, trans. Jeannine Marie Pitas
Antígona González, by Sara Uribe, trans. John Pluecker



Monsieur de Bougrelon, by Jean Lorrain, trans. Eva Richter
The Last Innocence / The Lost Adventures, by Alejandra Pizarnik, trans. Cecilia Rossi
Sky Chess, by Antonio Angel Agudelo, trans. Claudia Routon


Vision of the Children of Evil, by Miguel Ángel Bustos, trans. Lucina Schell
The Chilean Flag, by Elvira Hernández, trans. Alex Schumacher
Diary, by Liliana Ponce, trans. Michael Martin Shea
Room in Rome, by Jorge Eduardo Eielson, trans. David Shook 
El Semejante, by Chantal Mallard, trans. Yvette Siegert 
The Most Foreign Country, by Alejandra Pizarnik, trans. Yvette Siegert 
The Grill, by Adolfo Pardo, trans. Scott Spanbauer
Rumi: Poems from the Divan-E Shams, by Jalal Uddin-Rumi, trans. Geoffrey Squires
Hafez: Translations and Interpretations of the Ghazals, by Hafez, trans. Geoffrey Squires
Spiral Staircase, by Hirato Renkichi, trans. Sho Sugita 
New Moon, by Enriqueta Lunez, trans. Clare Sullivan
Language is a Revolver for Two, by Mario Montalbetti, trans. Clare Sullivan 


Justice, by Tomaž Šalamun, trans. Michael Thomas Taren
Weeds, by Lu Xun, trans. Matthew Turner 
Adagio Ma Non Troppo, by Ryoko Sekiguchi, trans. Lindsay Turner
The Russian Version (2nd Edition), by Elena Fanailove, trans. Genya Turovskaya &. Stephanie Sandler



Seeds in the Desert, by Mendel Mann, trans. Heather Valencia
Into Muteness, by Sergio Espinosa, trans. Kelsi Vanada


One, No One, and One Hundred Thousand, by Luigi Pirandello, trans. William Weaver
Gestures, by Artis Ostups, trans. Jayde Will 



Andes, by Tomaž Šalamun, trans. Jeffrey Young & Katarina Vladimirov Young


Letters so That Happiness, by Arnaldo Calveyra, trans. Elizabeth Zuba

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