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Sarah Howe Interviews 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize International Finalists Sharon Dolin and Gemma Gorga

“Poetry is a democratic thing. Everyone is invited.” —Gemma Gorga

In this interview with Griffin Trustee Sarah Howe, 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize International finalists Sharon Dolin and Gemma Gorga reflect on how they came to work together, the “knots” of translating from Catalan to English, and honouring “the constitution of the line” in translation. They end with a bilingual reading of the poem “L’hospitalitat de la pàgina en blanc / Hospitality of the Blank Page” from their shortlisted collection, Late to the House of Words (Saturnalia Books).

Join us on our website and YouTube channel on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. (ET) for the live screening of our 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize winners announcement film.

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