Transference is published by faculty in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University. Focusing exclusively on poetic translation, the journal publishes translations from Arabic, Chinese, French and Old French, German, Classical Greek, Latin, and Japanese into English. We feature translations and accompanying commentaries on the art and process of translating poetry. To purchase a print copy of the journal ($10), please contact us.
Our 2017 issue is featured below. The submission period for our 2018 issue is closed. Submissions for our 2019 issue will open in September. Guidelines may be found here.
Current Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, Fall 2017
Excerpts from The Clutter of Words by Suzanne Alaywan
Four Love Poems from One Hundred Poems of the Dharma Gate by Jakuzen
Stephen D. Miller and Patrick Donnelly
Untitled Nonsense, She, and Contradictions by Yoshihara Sachiko
Carol Hayes and Rina Kikuchi