Skip to main content
Outdated Browser

For the best experience using our website, we recommend upgrading your browser to a newer version or switching to a supported browser.

More Information

Contributor

the Editors of Words Without Borders

Contributor

the Editors of Words Without Borders

Articles by the Editors of Words Without Borders

March-2022-Triangle-Square-Interview-Ruth-Weiner-Featured
Ruth Weiner, publisher of Triangle Square Books for Young Readers. Photo © Eva Sotomayor.
Children’s Literature in Translation: Triangle Square Books for Young Readers
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
Answers aren’t always easy to come by in the real world when you’re a kid.
Various wooden letter blocks
Photo by Amador Loureiro on Unsplash
9 Writers to Read on International Mother Language Day
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
We highlight 9 writers working in their heritage languages, from Galician and Cebuano to Guaraní and Kaaps.
Multimedia
A watercolor of a middle-aged woman from the shoulders up
An image from Igort's "The Story of Serafima Andreyevna," translated by Jamie Richards.
Voices from Ukraine: A Reading List
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
While some of this writing engages directly with the country's history of armed conflict with Russia, the majority addresses more quotidian themes
The Winners of the 2021 Words Without Borders—Academy of American Poets Poems in Translation Contest
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
This prize-winning translation haunts.
Announcing the Winners of the 2021 Poems in Translation Contest
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
As a pandemic defined by isolation stretches ever onward, our third Poems in Translation Contest brought together 606 poems from 327 poets and 79 countries, translated from 61 languages. We are thrilled…
Who Translates?
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
In the wake of 2020’s racist violence, and subsequent organizing by the Black Lives Matter movement and others to combat white supremacy, literary magazines and publishers everywhere have, to differing…
How Can We Better Publish Black Writers in Translation?
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
This month, WWB took a look back at some of the important writing on race and racism to be found in the magazine's archives.
Announcing the Winners of the 2020 Poems in Translation Contest
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
In the midst of a pandemic defined by isolation, our second Poems in Translation Contest brought together 935 poems from 448 poets and 87 countries, translated from 58 languages. We are thrilled to announce,…
Shelter in Poems: Poetry to Break the Isolation of Social Distancing
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
Words Without Borders is leaning into poetry's ability to fill the void of isolation.
A Note from the Editors: January 2020
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
A note from the editors on the occasion of our Rojava poetry feature.
“Languages Constantly Crackling in the Air”
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
Not enough is known about the Philippines.
The Winners of the Words Without Borders—Academy of American Poets Poem-in-Translation Contest
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
We received 717 poems from 282 poets from 87 countries translated from 55 languages.
Announcing the Winners of the 2019 Poems in Translation Contest
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
This year, we partnered with the Academy of American Poets for our first ever poetry in translation contest. We received 717 poems from 282 poets from 87 countries translated…
Words Without Borders Launches Poems in Translation Contest
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
Words Without Borders Launches Poems in Translation ContestMónica de la Torre to Judge We're pleased to announce a new contest to spotlight some of the groundbreaking poets working around…
From Concept to Performance: Writing, Translating, and Staging “No Direction”
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
Tonight, “No Direction”—a microplay by Miguel Alcantud and Santiago Molero, translated by Sarah Maitland, and directed by Debra Caplan—will be performed, along with two other plays…
The 2016 Words Without Borders Gala & Globe Trot
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
Tuesday night WWB staff, board, contributors, supporters, and readers gathered at Tribeca 360, where the panoramic view mirrored the sweep of our content, to celebrate our thirteenth anniversary…
Celebrate with Words Without Borders on November 1
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
Our Gala & Globe Trot Are Tonight!The 2016 WWB Gala is tonight, Tuesday, November 1. A terrific group of authors and translators will join us at Three Sixty° Tribeca…
7 Ways to Support #Translation Every Day
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
Image: Bookstore. Creative Commons.In honor of International Translation Day, here are 7 things you can do to support translation every day (plus a list of publishers and journals committed…
WWB Event — New Italian Voices
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
Image: Darrin Zammit Lupi, from “Isle Landers,” 2014, photograph. @ Darrin Zammit Lupi. To celebrate our September issue, There Is No Map: The New Italian(s), Words Without…
Our Guide to the 2016 Brooklyn Book Festival & Bookend Events
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
The Brooklyn Book Festival is this Sunday, with a stellar lineup of literary conversations, preceded by exciting Bookend events all this week. Below is our itinerary of not-to-be-missed festival…
Look Who’s Coming to the WWB Gala!
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
Pictured: Roxana Saberi (photo by Nadia Dara Diskavets); Barbara Epler; Edith Grossman (photo by Miguel Rajmil).We’re thrilled to announce the lineup of table hosts and special…
WWB EVENT — Back to the Future: Cuban Sci-fi Now
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
Image: Douglas Pérez, “Pictopía III: Still I Have a Dream,” 2009, Courtesy of the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection.Celebrate WWB's current issue and…
WWB EVENT — (In)verse: Poets Translate Each Other
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
To celebrate National Poetry Month, on Wednesday, April 27, Words Without Borders and Poets House present an evening with three poet-translators featured in the April issue of WWB.…
Our Graphic Archive: Issues 2007–20
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
Every issue from the last ten years of graphic novels in translation.
We Have a New Book Review Editor!
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
We’re pleased to welcome M. Bartley Seigel as the new book review editor of Words without Borders.Matt comes to us with experience as poet, writer, literary editor and publisher, journalist,…
Poets of Protest
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
Words Without Borders introduces Manal Al-Sheikh and Mazen Maarouf, two poets living in exile in Scandinavia.
Adonis Recommends Abdel-Moneim Ramadan
By the Editors of Words Without Borders
The great Syrian-Lebanese poet Adonis recommends an Egyptian poet, Abdel-Moneim Ramadan, whose work appears here for the first time in English. Ramadan's dazzling poem evokes Adonis's famous “Funeral…