On Crossing Barriers: Contemporary Caribbean Women Poets in Translation
Keywords:poetry, Caribbean poetry, translation
As Luise von Flotow already emphasized more than two decades ago in her work Translation and Gender: Translating in the ‘Era of Feminism’ (1997), often times feminist translators try to assume the responsibility of offering a critical reflection to their readers about their process, diverse methods and philosophies of translation. From our stance as feminist translators, we offer here a critical reflection on the process of collectively translating the bilingual anthology of poetry The Sea Needs No Ornament/ El mar no necesita ornamento (2020), accompanied by a sample of four poems by four of the thirty-three contemporary Caribbean women poets included. In this way, this paper contextualizes and offers a glimpse into the bilingual anthology of contemporary Caribbean women poets we have edited and translated from a feminist as well as a postcolonial perspective.
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