My esteemed translator colleague Kaveh Bassiri reports having had a wonderful time at this residency in Santa Fe a couple of years back, and now they’re soliciting applications for next year’s residencies, so if you translate poetry and are free to travel, why not apply? Here’s the deets:
The Witter Bynner Poet Translator Residency is a one month residency program at the Santa Fe Art Institute for a poet translating poems from any language into English. The $1,000 residency fee is covered and small stipends for travel and living expenses are provided. The time and space at the SFAI provides an oasis for poetry translators to work undisturbed, while the community of Santa Fe offers them a vibrant, receptive forum for presentation and discussion.
For more info about the Santa Fe Art Institute and the residency visit the Art Institute website.The application itself can be accessed here, and Residency Director Katie Avery is available to answer questions. The deadline is coming right up: August 31, so if you’re interested, carp that diem!