"Threaten," Laura Vasquez

As we prepare this year's journal for publication, we will be sharing work from last year's collection every single week on Translation Tuesday.

This week, I wanted to begin with one of my favorite poems in the journal – "Threaten," written by Laura Vasquez and translated into English by Evan Leed.

You'll want to read this one aloud.

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Since we are a multilingual publication, we encourage you to read the original text in French too.

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To read more contemporary literature in translation, follow us on Facebook and keep an eye out for Contemporary Works in Translation: A Multilingual Anthology (Vol II) this winter. In the meantime, check out Vol I, available in both print and digital formats on our website.