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The Wrestling Poetry Project
By rus bowden on 07/12/2009
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Wrestling With Rilke, Homer, & God 

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Written by rus bowden  (7/26/2009 4:21:19 PM)

This is for the Wrestling Poetry Project (which I speedily add has nothing to do with big time wrestling, nothing whatsoever) (http://pochapocha.com/babilu/index.php?259).

I am calling for and giving the tools for fresh translations of wrestling poems written in languages other than English.

These three are on my "must have" list:

1.

The wrestling in The Iliad. I've posted tools for this here:
Calling for Translation of Homer, tools supplied:
http://pochapocha.com/babilu/read.php?260,3168,3168#msg-3168

2.

Thanks to Coach J, I am calling for a fresh translation of the poem Robert Bly rendered as "The Man Watching the Storm Approaching."

Here is the original in German:
http://pochapocha.com/babilu/read.php?260,3169,3169#msg-3169.

And here is a link to Bly's:
http://www.cdra.org.za/creativity/Rainer%20Maria%20Rilke%20-%20The%20Man%20Watching.htm

3.

Of course, Genesis 32:21-31, in which Jacob wrestles with God or the angel. Different versions of Genesis will help you if you cannot read the Hebrew (http://www.literarytranslation.com/workshops/thebible).

I drafted a translation myself, and posted it in the Wrestling Poetry Workshop for constructive feedback:
http://pochapocha.com/babilu/read.php?260,3166,3166#msg-3166

Please do one too, workshop it if you like:
http://pochapocha.com/babilu/list.php?260
and when it's ready, submit it for the project here:
http://pochapocha.com/babilu/list.php?261




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