The NTA Countdown to ALTA43: The Winter Garden Photograph

The NTA Countdown to ALTA43: The Winter Garden Photograph

Join us as we count down to the ALTA43: In Between awards ceremony with the National Translation Award in Poetry and Prose longlisted titles! We will be featuring the titles in alphabetical order alongside blurbs penned by our judges for the National Translation Awards in Poetry and Prose. This year’s judges for prose are Amaia Gabantxo, Emmanuel D. Harris II, and William Maynard Hutchins. This year’s judges for poetry are Ilya Kaminsky, Lisa Katz, and Farid Matuk.

The awards ceremony will air on October 15, 2020 on ALTA’s Crowdcast page: you can register to attend the NTA in Prose announcement here, and the NTA in Poetry announcement here. Find the full list of longlisted titles here.

Today we’re shining the spotlight on NTA in Poetry long- and shortlisted title The Winter Garden Photograph:

The Winter Garden Photograph
by Reina María Rodríguez
translated from the Spanish by Kristin Dykstra with Nancy Gates Madsen
(Ugly Duckling Presse)

Rodríguez’s poetry is both lyrical and investigative, captivating and thoughtful; it is interested in metaphysics, but also able to deliver philosophical ideas in precise, elegant language. Dykstra and Gates Madsen have done an excellent job of bringing Rodríguez’s prosodic nuances into an English that is as fresh as it is delicate. This book, perhaps more so than any other collection published this year, captures the inner workings of the human mind.