Transference is published by faculty in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University. Focusing exclusively on poetic translation, the journal publishes translations from Arabic, Chinese, French and Old French, German, Classical Greek, Latin, and Japanese into English. We feature translations and accompanying commentaries on the art and process of translating poetry. To purchase a print copy of the journal ($10), please contact us.
Our 2019 issue is featured below. We are now accepting submissions for our 2020 special issue on vision/seeing, for which we will consider a broader range of work. In addition to translated poems, we will also consider poems inspired by poetry originally written in the languages referenced above, along with commentary. We will also consider essays on the translation of poetry. Submissions relating to the theme of vision/seeing are especially welcome. Submissions may be uploaded to this site or sent directly to the editors at email@example.com. For general guidelines, see here.
Current Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, Fall 2019
Three Poems from The Blind Glassblower by Adam Fethi
Hager Ben Driss
Four Poems from House of Razor Blades by Linda Maria Baros
A Selection from the Chieko Poems by Takamura Kōtarō