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Able Muse Pushcart Prize 2014 Nominations

 
I'm pleased to announce that the following two poetry translations, two poems, one story, and one essay have been nominated for Pushcart Prize 2014 by Able Muse.

Poetry Translations:

  1. “Evil” by Arthur Rimbaud, translated by X.J. Kennedy
  2. “The Five Races of Man” by Hesiod, translated by A.E. Stallings

Poetry:

Hesiod

Hesiod is arguably the first writer we know about as a person in Western Literature. Probably writing in the late 8th century BC, he lived in the town of Askra, in Boeotia, Greece (a place he called “miserable in winter, vile in summer, unpleasant all the year round.”) He was a farmer himself and won a tripod in a poetry contest. He was embroiled in a lawsuit with his wastrel brother Perses over a property inherited from their father, and complained of corrupt judges; Modern Greeks would recognize this iron-age state of affairs today.

 

 

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