The European Professional Translator

The European Professional Translator (Interpris professionalis Europea)

by Matt Reeck

…yet, in the end,
you learned it wasn’t a buffalo
but a bison, a real buffalo is Asian,
the water buffalo…

Matt Reeck is a translator, poet, and scholar. He won the 2020 Albertine Prize for his translation of Zahia Rahmani’s “Muslim”: A Novel. He has won fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the PEN/Heim Translation Fund, and during Spring 2021, he served as the Princeton University Translator in Residence. He has published seven translations from the French, Urdu, and Hindi, and is a current ACLS and Guggenheim Fellow in translation.

Originally published on Hopscotch Translation
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Photographs by Matt Reeck

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