By Jason Walko, senior marketing major from Smithton, Pennsylvania
LATROBE, PA – Saint Vincent College’s own small publishing press, Eulalia Books, is celebrating its first publication in the New Yorker. The poem, “Sixty,” is a translation from Uruguayan poet Fabian Severo’s collection “Night in the North” and was included in the iconic magazine’s Dec. 2 issue. Translated by Laura Cesarco Eglin and Jesse Lee Kercheval, it will be published in March 2020.
Eulalia Books is a small publishing press run by Michelle Gil-Montero, professor of English at Saint Vincent College. Eulalia Books specializes in publishing English translations of contemporary poetry and hybrid-genre works that have never been translated into English before.
Its first release, a translation of Argentinian poet Romina Freschi’s “Echo of the Park,” was published in October 2019 and was recently reviewed in Latin America Literature Today,” which called it “A welcome addition to English language poetry.”
Eulalia Books is staffed by faculty and alumni of Saint Vincent College, including several student volunteers who work with the press as a part of school’s literary translation courses. Eulalia also publishes poems authored by poets from the Laurel Highlands and Saint Vincent alumni in its yearly Joe O’Connor Poetry Series.
For more information on Eulalia Press, visit https://www.eulaliabooks.com.
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