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George McWhirter and Homero Aridjis interviewed by Ian Williams

What do monarch butterflies have to do with translation?

In this interview with Griffin Trustee Ian Williams, Canadian translator George McWhirter and Mexican poet Homero Aridjis discuss their decades-long friendship and collaboration, reveal fascinating insights into their multilayered translation process, and share what role enthusiasm plays in their work. They also read “Soy un indocumentado de la eternidad / I Am an Undocumented in Eternity” from their shortlisted collection, Self-Portrait in the Zone of Silence (New Directions Publishing).

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