Students studying translation at all levels benefit from the fact that Visible Poets, Arc Publications' series of bilingual poetry books, edited by Jean Boase-Beier, has its home in the School.
The series provides useful material for the study of translated texts, and some of our former students have been fortunate enough to have their versions of foreign poets published by Arc. Other former MA and PhD students have published translations of children's literature, the novel and drama, and have won many awards for their work.
Arc Publications Internship Programme
The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing is pleased to offer an internship programme for students of the MA in Literary Translation. It will provide them with experience of various aspects of translation publishing, by working with Professor Jean Boase-Beier, who is an editor of several series of translated poetry books for Arc Publications.
The internships are offered to one or two students with an interest in the translation of poetry. You don't need any previous experience. Each intern will be asked to contribute roughly two hours a week between October and August, but the timing is flexible.
Some general tasks that the interns might work on include: helping contact poets and translators, helping run readings and launches, finding out about available funding, etc. In return, they will receive an hour every week of mentoring, which involves being given experience of the editing process, including, where possible, commissioning, choosing which poems should go in a particular book, and the hands-on editing of translations, including those translated from a language the intern does not speak. We would also try to arrange a day for the intern(s) to visit Arc Publications, in Todmorden. Arc would pay travel costs for this. We would also arrange for the intern(s) to attend one Board meeting of Arc Publications. Arc will provide a small honorarium of £100, and we will endeavour to obtain free tickets to events, and occasional free books, where possible.
For more information, first visit the Arc Publications website to find out more about their programme of translated poetry books. Then contact Jean Boase-Beier on firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, submit a paragraph about yourself and what you could offer, along with your CV, to Jean Boase-Beier, by 15 September.