The following poems are selections from translations commissioned by the Woodberry Poetry Room for Transversal: A Latin American Poetry Lab at Harvard, which took place November 5-7, 2013. This three-day series of readings, talks, workshops, and presentations highlighted contemporary Latin American poets and featured the work of three invited poets: Washington Cucurto (Argentina), Tamara Kamenszain (Argentina), and Malú Urriola (Chile). These poets were paired with translators Forrest Gander, Laura Healy, and Anna Deeny respectively. Recordings of these works will be made available on the Woodberry Poetry Room’s Listening Booth.
“Tricks” by Washington Cucurto
translated by Forrest Gander
“Don’t leave me dumbstruck in a bar” by Tamara Kamenszain
translated by Laura Healy
“The one who inhales lucky smokes” by Malú Urriola
translated by Anna Deeny