Earlier this week, we shared Mátyás Dunajcsik’s thoughts about writing this month's featured poem, "Sixteen Theses on Walking and Poetry," and today, Timea Balogh, who translated the poem from Hungarian to English, tells us how she came to the poem, walking in Budapest, and the collaboration of translation:
Budapest from Gellert Hill
"I was first introduced to Mátyás Dunajcsik’s writing at the beginning of last summer, when the Petőfi Literary Museum asked me to translate “Sixteen Theses on Walking and...
June's featured poem comes from Mátyás Dunajcsik, who wrote "Sixteen Theses on Walking and Poetry" in Hungarian, and Timea Balogh, who crafted the English translation. Here, Mátyás tells us one more thing about writing the poem, Budapest, and the relationship between poetry, language, and walking:
At the time I wrote this piece, a little less than ten years ago, I was still living in Budapest, Hungary, the city I was born and raised in. I looked at my hometown as this vast, multi-layered oce...
Our June issue is coming fresh out of the oven to you so soon, which means it's time for Now Playing! Here's a sneak peek of a few of our June contributors, as they discuss what they've been enjoying lately and how it feels.
I'm 2000 and late to everything, so I just finally finished reading Less by Andrew Sean Greer (those library waitlists are no joke). I burst into happy tears at the end, which has to be a first for me. Read it and weep with me.
This month's featured flash -- "We all want to believe someone, somewhere, would die for us" -- comes from Lena Ziegler. But since this is the Collaborative Folio, there's a little more to the story. The flash is a section from a larger collaborative project with Erin Slaughter, who you may remember from our February issue. Lena and Erin recently took some time to talk about their friendship, their collaborative process, and the freedom they've found in sharing with each other.
For the Collaborative Voices folio, we needed collaborative art. Enter: The Wondermakers Collective, also known as Mindy Sue Wittock and Jenna Freimuth. Both solo artists, they combine their talents in fabric art and illustration into densely embroidered pieces, full of color, texture, and -- yes -- wonder. They recently spoke with us about how their collaboration formed and how they approach their work:
Wondermakers No. 27
Can you describe the first time you collaborated? How has your process changed...
We are finishing the week by digging deeper into the process that brought you the featured poem of the Collaborative Voices folio, "A Battle for America," by Sean F. Munro & Henry Goldkamp. Here, Henry Goldkamp gives us an offering, digs into how the two defined collaboration for the purpose of the poem, and shares the surprises they encountered along the way:
Our collaboration was a nice even split, 50-50 both in terms of creative and craft elements. The process lent itself to such an ideal. We passe...
We are finishing the week by digging deeper into the process that brought you the featured poem of the Collaborative Voices folio, "A Battle for America," by Sean F. Munro & Henry Goldkamp. Here, Sean F. Munro discusses winners and darlings, while sharing a glimpse of Jazz Fest:
We defined collaboration as a mathematically equal share of the creating, editing, revising, and choosing winners in each versus verses. Since Henry went into this extensively in his post, I won't repeat.
We may have been beset by technical difficulties, but nothing can keep us from sharing all the great things the FAM did in May. Catch up on some awesome new writing and don't forget to revisit our contributors' work in our archives!