Poetry. French Studies. African Studies. Translation. Four French poets and four American poets walk into a bar... well, one of the American poets is originally from Germany and one of the French poets is Breton, and it was really a cultural institute that they walked into. And spent a week translating each other's work. Trading notes. Lounging in the garden. Improvising solutions—and walking into the bar across the street. This is READ. Read the results. Contributors include Benedicte Vilgrain, Keith Waldrop, Paol Keineg, Rosmarie Waldrop, Anne Portugal, Jean-Jacques Poucel, Cole Swensen, and Virginie Poitrasson.