#77 – Fall 2022


Tribute to Translation | Conversation with Michael Favala Goldman



Tribute to Translation

Conversation with
Michael Favala Goldman

The Fall 2022 issue of Rattle features a Tribute to Translation, with 17 poems spanning two millennia, originally written in a wide variety of languages—from Spanish to Swahili. In the conversation section, we spoke to Danish translator Michael Favala Goldman about his award-winning work and the incredible life’s journey into it.

The open section featured a broad mix of 22 poems by fresh faces and reader-favorites.



Frank Báez In the Bible No One Appears Smoking
Audio Available Basil of Caesarea What St. Basil Said
Audio Available C.P. Cavafy An Old Man
Audio Available Nianxi Chen June Is Almost Done
Tove Ditlevsen Divorce 1
Audio Available Pietro Federico Arizona
Audio Available Muyaka al-Ghassaniy He Shuns Me
Karmelo C. Iribarren Six Poems 
Ting Li A Little Flower
Audio Available Federico García Lorca Ghazal 5: of the Dead Boy
Audio Available Francesco Petrarca from The Banned Babylon Sonnets of Petrarch
Audio Available Alireza Roshan Two Poems
Audio Available Endre Ruset from Deretter
Audio Available Amira Antoun Salameh My Body Is Mine
Audio Available Max Sessner One Day
Dag T. Straumsvåg Resurgam in the Delta Pavonis System
Georg Trakl St. Peter’s Cemetery

Open Poetry

Audio Available Darius Atefat-Peckham All Bodies
Audio Available Devon Balwit Off to College Abecedarian
Audio Available Bruce Bennett Like That
Audio Available Richelle Buccilli Sparrow
e.c. crossman I Can’t
I Can
Audio Available Cortney Esco Bull’s Eye
Audio Available Tony Gloeggler 25 Years
Chris Huntington A Dream
I Have Seen You in My Dreams
Audio Available Karan Kapoor Ghazal for Dida
Audio Available David Kirby The Fates
Audio Available Ron Koertge Things and How They Work
Audio Available Lance Larsen The Girl
Audio Available Widow Water
Jessica Lee What the Heart Does
Audio Available Katy Luxem Ways to Break My Heart
January O’Neil What’s Love Got to Do With It
Aaron Poochigian Unromantic
Audio Available Cindy Veach Some Things I Never Told Anyone
Audio Available Richard Westheimer Prayer for the Unrung Bell
Audio Available Guinotte Wise The Candy-Apple Red-Orange 1949 Ford …


Michael Favala Goldman

Cover Art

Jenny Eickbush