Articles by Elisa Wouk Almino

PEN World Voices Festival Dispatch: The Translation Slam

May 6, 2013

The Translation Slam has become a popular tradition in the PEN World Voices Festival, and this year’s event saw a full house at The Public Theater on Friday evening. For years it was held at the Bowery Poetry Club, which lamentably closed this past week. Host Michael F. Moore was clearly dismayed…...read more »

Articles by Elisa Wouk Almino

PEN World Voices Festival Dispatch: “Speaking in Languages on the Edge”

May 2, 2013

The Speaking in Languages on the Edge event, held on May 1, featured Gillian Clarke, Joy Harjo, Natalio Hernandez, and Bob Holman. There are approximately 6,000 languages in the world, and more than half of them are endangered. This was one of the facts that introduced the PEN World Voices event Speaking…...read more »