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In Transmission

It began at a Joseph Beuys exhibit in Los Angeles in 2010. We had not seen other in a while—–E.J. lives in New York and Philip, in Cleveland; professional life and family had kept our energies focussed locally, inwardly. But being together, inspired by Beuys, opened this opportunity to transmit back and forth…

Merely Impossible: On Collaborating With Virgil

The relationship that I want to have with Virgil as I work on the Aeneid is best described by Chris Piuma in his essay-poem for postmedieval, ‘The Task of the Dystranslator.’ Piuma argues that the frequent approach to translation is a kind of monogamous relationship, wherein ‘faithfulness’ to…