The Thousand Languages Project
The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing’s Thousand Languages Project focuses on an ever-growing, large-scale literary translation database that aims to build connections between peoples and across borders by translating stories, poems, essays, and other creative writing out of English and into many languages from around the world.
The database will launch as a living, ever-developing literary catalogue housed online and freely accessible to the public. Drawn from thirty years of back issues of Hayden’s Ferry Review, the award-winning national literary journal run by Creative Writing MFA students at Arizona State University, and featuring guest translators and contributors, it will contain work by emerging and established writers alike, translated from English into many other languages. This multilingual database will be dynamically searchable, and the creative work presented within it will be complemented by events and other programming hosted by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing and by essays and interviews exploring the art and scholarship of translation.
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