Yale University Press Director John Donatich on the Margellos World Republic of Letters

Continuing the English-language publishing success of Greek poet Kiki Dimoula’s new volume of poetry, The Brazen Plagiarist, Yale University Press Director John Donatich comments on the mission of the literature in translation series, the Margellos World Republic of Letters.

The video below aired at the Athens Concert Hall on Tuesday, January 29, where crowds of people paid tribute to Dimoula. Donatich discusses the state of world literature, the paucity of works from around the globe translated into English, the labours of translators, and the ambitions of the series’ endeavour to increase awareness and discovery of writers outside their native languages and nations.

He concludes by saying of Dimoula: ‘She is now the world’s poet’.

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