Rita Banerjee’s Mis/Translation Poems featured in Quail Bell Magazine
Rita Banerjee’s poems “Romani Folk Poem,” “Kaddish,” and “A Hymn to Beauty” were just released in Quail Bell Magazine. These poems, which were written during the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop’s Yoga & Writing Retreat at the Château de Verderonne in Pircardy, France, are mis/translations of famous literary texts, songs, and spoken word performances. A Mis/translation is a creative writing invention exercise in which a poem is performed aloud in a “foreign” language that none of the participants can speak. The participants then provide a “mis/translation” of the performed poem based entirely on the feel and sound of the words. Check out the CWW’s Writing & Yoga Retreats in Paris, France and Granada, Spain this summer. The application deadline for both retreats in May 25, 2015. You may also enjoy the CWW interview with Quail Bell Magazine.