various things

  • Scottish indie label Chemikal Underground present Ballads of the Book, a collection with lyrics by Scottish poets, including Alasdair Gray (who also provides the artwork) & Edwin Morgan.
  • Late notice: there’s a Circumference-sponsored reading of Slovenian poetry tonight at Columbia. Slovenian and American poets Aleš Debeljak, Brain Henry, Tomaž Šalamun, and Andrew Zawacki will read their poetry and discuss translation. Tuesday 6 March, 7:30 pm, Columbia University School of the Arts, 2960 Broadway at 116th St, Dodge Hall, Room 413.
  • Also: there’s a Circumference 5 launch reading in Amherst this Sunday. Jonathan Bolton reads Czech, Elliott Colla reads Arabic, Krista Ingebretson reads Spanish, and Dara Wier reads some of her homophonic translations. Sunday 11 March, 3 pm, Jones Library, 43 Amity St, 3rd floor, Amherst, Massachusetts.
  • Scanned issues of German magazine Simplicissimus (1896–1944) in PDF format, noted here.