Alumni Translate Whitman

 Voices across languages

My voice goes after what my eyes cannot reach,
With the twirl of my tongue I encompass worlds and volumes of worlds.

– Walt Whitman

IWP alumni translate a couplet from Whitman. The polylogue will be transformed into a polyphonic piece by Jean-Francois Charles, conductor of UI’s Laptop Orchestra,and have its first performance at IWP’s 50th anniversary party on October 11, 2017. If you would like to contribute, send your translation and its recorded version to iwp@uiowa.edu by August 1, 2017.