Collection Losers

huit nouvelles pathetiques inspirees d'histoires authentiques Welcome to April, the loserest of months, in which, so far, we have signally failed to post owt. Surely something has happened in the great echoing void that is our lives – and yet…

It is evidently the case that we need to move on to Phase Deux of Dubiosity, in which we post stuff which has only a dubious relation to the original project, digressive sidenotes in anticipation of when we foregather once more at Ledbury and the like.

Losers, I appeal to you to tell us stuff you have been getting up to of only marginal relevance or interest to anyone else, but which does nonetheless have some translatory, LAFish connection. For instance:

We’ve been able to get Meena a fellowship to come to Newcastle University for a conference on Post-Colonial Translation! Check the conference out here. Now that’s tangentially interesting…

Weekend addendum: another couple of for instances: a review of Sampurna and Meena, an interview with Meena, and this feature in The Hindu on Sampurna. Things are picking up…


About Bill Herbert

Poet and pseudo-scholar W.N. Herbert was born in Dundee in 1961, educated there and at Oxford, where he completed his DPhil thesis on Scottish poet Hugh MacDiarmid, and now lives and works in Newcastle. He is Professor of Poetry and Creative Writing at Newcastle University, and his books are published by, among others, northern publisher Bloodaxe Books. He is also the Dundee Makar, or city laureate.
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