The International Literary Quarterly

February 2010


Rose Ausländer
Charles Bernstein
Amy Bloom
Jean Boase-Beier
Carmen Bugan
Moira Burgess
Larry Butler
James Byrne
Jim Carruth
Neil Charleton
Ronald Christ
A.C. Clarke
David Dawnay
Patricia Delmar
Des Dillon
Anne Donovan
Gerrie Fellows
Cheryl Follon
Ronald Frame
Hazel Frew
Rodge Glass
David Goldie
Jane Goldman
Martin Goodman
Siobhan Harvey
Beatriz Hausner
Kusay Hussein
A.B. Jackson
Kapka Kassabova
Velimir Khlebnikov
David Kinloch
Micaela Lewitt
Zhimin Li
Gerry Loose
James McGonigal
Gerry McGrath
Donal McLaughlin
Kate McLoughlin
Andrea McNicoll
Willy Maley
Peter Manson
Laura Marney
Ernst Meister
Lina Meruane
Edwin Morgan
Ewan Morrison
Laura Muetzelfeldt
Hom Paribag
Mario Petrucci
Clare Pollard
Sheila Puri
Claire Quigley
Elizabeth Reeder
Alan Riach
Dilys Rose
Suhayl Saadi
Sue Reid Sexton
Bina Shah
Yasir Shah
Jim Stewart
Zoë Strachan
Chiew-Siah Tei
Valerie Thornton
Anthony Vivis
Marshall Walker
Zoë Wicomb
Xu Xi

40 Glasgow Voices

Volta: A Multilingual Anthology
(One poem: 82 languages)

Issue 10 Guest Artist:
John Hoyland RA

Founding Editor: Peter Robertson
Deputy Editor: Jill Dawson
Art Editor: Calum Colvin

Consulting Editors
Marjorie Agosín
Daniel Albright
Meena Alexander
Maria Teresa Andruetto
Frank Ankersmit
Rosemary Ashton
Reza Aslan
Leonard Barkan
Michael Barry
Shadi Bartsch
Thomas Bartscherer
Susan Bassnett
Gillian Beer
David Bellos
Richard Berengarten
Charles Bernstein
Sujata Bhatt
Mario Biagioli
Jean Boase-Beier
Elleke Boehmer
Eavan Boland
Stephen Booth
Alain de Botton
Carmen Boulossa
Rachel Bowlby
Svetlana Boym
Peter Brooks
Marina Brownlee
Roberto Brodsky
Carmen Bugan
Jenni Calder
Stanley Cavell
Hollis Clayson
Sarah Churchwell
Kristina Cordero
Drucilla Cornell
Junot Díaz
André Dombrowski
Denis Donoghue
Ariel Dorfman
Rita Dove
Denise Duhamel
Klaus Ebner
Robert Elsie
Stefano Evangelista
Orlando Figes
Tibor Fischer
Shelley Fisher Fishkin
Peter France
Nancy Fraser
Maureen Freely
Michael Fried
Marjorie Garber
Anne Garréta
Marilyn Gaull
Zulfikar Ghose
Paul Giles
Lydia Goehr
Vasco Graça Moura
A. C. Grayling
Stephen Greenblatt
Lavinia Greenlaw
Lawrence Grossberg
Edith Grossman
Elizabeth Grosz
Boris Groys
David Harsent
Benjamin Harshav
Geoffrey Hartman
François Hartog
Molly Haskell
Selina Hastings
Beatriz Hausner
Valerie Henitiuk
Kathryn Hughes
Aamer Hussein
Djelal Kadir
Kapka Kassabova
John Kelly
Martin Kern
Mimi Khalvati
Joseph Koerner
Annette Kolodny
Julia Kristeva
George Landow
Chang-Rae Lee
Mabel Lee
Linda Leith
Suzanne Jill Levine
Lydia Liu
Margot Livesey
Julia Lovell
Willy Maley
Alberto Manguel
Ben Marcus
Paul Mariani
Marina Mayoral
Richard McCabe
Campbell McGrath
Jamie McKendrick
Edie Meidav
Jack Miles
Toril Moi
Susana Moore
Laura Mulvey
Azar Nafisi
Martha Nussbaum
Sari Nusseibeh
Tim Parks
Clare Pettitt
Caryl Phillips
Robert Pinsky
Elena Poniatowska
Elizabeth Powers
Elizabeth Prettejohn
Martin Puchner
Kate Pullinger
Paula Rabinowitz
Rajeswari Sunder Rajan
James Richardson
François Rigolot
Geoffrey Robertson
Ritchie Robertson
Avital Ronell
Carla Sassi
Michael Scammell
Celeste Schenck
Sudeep Sen
Hadaa Sendoo
Miranda Seymour
Mimi Sheller
Elaine Showalter
Penelope Shuttle
Werner Sollors
Frances Spalding
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Julian Stallabrass
Susan Stewart
Rebecca Stott
Mark Strand
Kathryn Sutherland
John Whittier Treat
David Treuer
David Trinidad
Marjorie Trusted
Lidia Vianu
Victor Vitanza
Marina Warner
David Wellbery
Edwin Williamson
Michael Wood
Theodore Zeldin

Associate Editor: Jeff Barry
Associate Editor: Neil Langdon Inglis
Assistant Editor: Ana de Biase
Assistant Editor: Sophie Lewis
Assistant Editor: Siska Rappé
Art Consultant: Angie Roytgolz

The International Literary Quarterly
Click to enlarge picture Click to enlarge picture. Dear Guest,

I am delighted to welcome you to Issue 10 of The International Literary Quarterly, to which our major 40 Glasgow Voices feature has now been incorporated. This feature will be the first of many features, to be published in the review, exploring the literary vibrancy and scope of different geographic locales.

With regard to new additions to Interlitq's editorial team, the review’s Board of Editors would like to take this opportunity to welcome Jill Dawson, the prize-winning novelist, who will act as Deputy Editor of The International Literary Quarterly with effect from Issue 10, and who is sure to prove a tremendous asset to the review. The Board of Editors also wishes to introduce the following distinguished literary and intellectual figures, all of whom have kindly agreed to act as Consulting Editors of Interlitq: Jenni CalderFrançois Hartog, Selina Hastings, Kapka Kassabova, Lydia Liu, Willy Maley, Toril Moi and Geoffrey Robertson QC. Finally, the Belgian linguist and translator, Siska Rappé, is also coming on board in the capacity of an Assistant Editor.


In terms of contributions to Section 1 of Issue 10, I hope that you will enjoy the powerful poetry of Rose Ausländer, Jean Boase-Beier, Charles Bernstein, Carmen Bugan, James Byrne, Siobhan Harvey, Kapka Kassabova, Velimir Khlebnikov, Ernst Meister, Hom Paribag, Mario Petrucci, Clare Pollard, Jim Stewart and Anthony Vivis; and the lucid and magisterial prose of Amy Bloom, Carmen Bugan (who has also contributed poetry), Neil Charleton, Ronald Christ, Martin Goodman, Beatriz Hausner, Zhimin Li, Lina Meruane, Bina Shah and Yasir Shah.

Furthermore the project, “Volta: A Multilingual Anthology” continues to gather pace, the poem Volta by Richard Berengarten, dedicated to the memory of the Greek poet, George Seferis, having now been translated into 82 languages, with new renditions by Saule Abdrakhman-kyzy Batay, Mèlissa Chiasson, Sabine Huynh, Hiên-Minh Lê, Michael O' Leary, Vera V. Radojević, Basant Rungta and Dev Virahsawmy.

And, last but not least, all of these texts have been complemented perfectly by the forceful and highly original artwork of John Hoyland RA, Guest Artist for this issue of Interlitq.

I very much hope you will enjoy Section 1 of Issue 10 of The International Literary Quarterly, and that you will return to these pages in early April to feast on more than 40 contributions from authors who are either Glaswegian or have strong Glasgow connections.

News relating to the Glasgow Voices feature, and all other aspects of The International Literary Quarterly, will be published on a daily basis in the Interlitq blog.

Till soon and with my warm wishes to you meanwhile, wherever you may be in the world.

Peter Robertson

Feature: 40 Glasgow Voices