Translating Poetry (It’s Not Easy): Matthias Goeritz and Mary Jo Bang

Join us for an evening celebrating the publication of Colonies of Paradise (Triquarterly, 2022) by Matthias Goeritz, Professor of Practice of Comparative Literature, and translated by Mary Jo Bang, Professor of English. Goeritz and Bang will discuss the innovative new translation of the original German work, which takes the reader on a tour of Paris, Chicago, Hamburg, and Moscow, exploring themes of childhood, travel, and the human experience. As practitioners of both poetry and the translation of poetry, our two authors will converse about the tricky but crucial work of literary translation.