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Joshua L. Freeman

Contributor

Joshua L. Freeman

Joshua L. Freeman is a historian and translator, and is currently a Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow at the Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts. He received his PhD at Harvard University, where his dissertation focused on Uyghur cultural history in twentieth-century China. His translations of contemporary Uyghur poetry have appeared in Words Without BordersAsymptoteCrazyhorseGulf CoastHayden’s Ferry Review, and elsewhere. More of his translations can be found at his website.

Articles by Joshua L. Freeman

Phone Call
By Tahir Hamut
On a mattress / amidst an armful of hair / a beautiful woman tosses and turns
Translated from Uyghur by Joshua L. Freeman
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Uyghur Modernist Poetry: Three Contemporary Writers
By Joshua L. Freeman
Modernist poetry burst onto the Uyghur literary scene thirty years ago.
Chronicle of an Execution
By Ghojimuhemmed Muhemmed
Water in the blood, bread in the flesh, vows in the bone
Translated from Uyghur by Joshua L. Freeman
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Against Tradition
By Osmanjan Muhemmed Pas’an
I was eyemate to a blind one
Translated from Uyghur by Joshua L. Freeman
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The Past
By Tahir Hamut
The world made no promises to anyone
Translated from Uyghur by Joshua L. Freeman
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The Nights Passing Endlessly through Scheherazade’s Mouth
By Exmetjan Osman
In a public parkwhere I like to sitin the thick shade cast by the branches of a treeI was more or less enjoying the daytimeI was watching grass sprout from cracks in the asphaltand the sun as it shone…
Translated from Uyghur by Joshua L. Freeman
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