About Us

The Center for the Art of Translation broadens cultural understanding through international literature and translation, with programs in publishing, teaching, and public events.

We aim to make global voices and great literature accessible to readers and communities through our three programs: Two Lines Press, publishing international literature in translation; the Poetry Inside Out education program; and Two Voices, an event series spotlighting international writers and translators. The Center promotes translation and world writing as a vital bridge not just between languages, but between people.

The Center was incorporated in 2000 to serve a diverse community of globally minded individuals--readers, translators, teachers, and students in the U.S. and worldwide--and to build an audience for international literature.

Programs

Two Lines Press, established in 2012, is an expansion of the TWO LINES anthology series, which was founded in 1994 to make international literature more accessible to English-speaking audiences and champion the unsung work of translators. Two Lines Press specializes in exceptional new writing and classics that have not previously been translated into English. For almost twenty years, the TWO LINES series has filled a gap in contemporary publishing, showcasing literature from over seventy languages and giving readers access to renowned and emerging writers from around the world.

Two Voices is the Center’s bilingual reading series launched in 2006 to provide a venue for important cultural exchange and to reach readers of world literature in the Bay Area and beyond. Incorporating afternoon Lit&Lunch readings with evening and special events, Two Voices features international authors and translators, presenting thought-provoking literature from around the world. Two Voices has been called “a cultural treasure of San Francisco” and “an indispensable resource for translators, teachers, students, and readers of world literature.”

Poetry Inside Out is a literacy program that fosters imagination and builds students’ problem solving, critical thinking, and literacy skills through the translation and composition of poetry. The innovative curriculum educates, enlightens, and enhances students’ skills and academic performance, preparing them for success in their academic lives and beyond. Since 2000 PIO has worked with more than 7,000 students and teachers via in-school residencies and professional development.


Supporters

 The Center for the Art of Translation is grateful for the many individuals and institutions that support its mission.

Foundation, Corporate, and Government Partners

 





California Arts Council
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
American Translators Association (ATA)
Northern California Translators Association (NCTA)
Poets & Writers, Inc.
Teachers & Writers Collaborative

The Walter & Elise Haas Fund
Irene S. Scully Family Foundation
San Francisco Arts Commission
Fleishhacker Foundation
The Zellerbach Family Foundation
California Community Foundation
James Irvine Foundation
San Francisco Education Fund
VanLobenSels/RembeRock Foundation
The J.B. Berland Foundation
Diane M. Horwitz Memorial Foundation
Greenville Foundation
J. Paul Getty Trust
Clorox Company Foundation
Kimball Foundation
LEF Foundation
Advent Software Inc.
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
The Frank A. Campini Foundation
William C. McGowan Charitable Fund
Y & H Soda Foundation
Zellerbach Family Foundation
Grants for the Arts San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund

Consulate General of Mexico
Consulate General of Switzerland
Consulate General of Sweden
Consulate General of France
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
Poetry Flash
The Booksmith
Mrs. Dalloway’s
McNally-Jackson Books
City Lights Books
Humanities West
The Center for Fiction
The Center for Literary Translation at the American University in Paris
Litquake
San Francisco Public Library
The Mechanics’ Institute
111 Minna Gallery
The Commonwealth Club of California
The Book Club of California
The Verdi Club
The City Club of San Francisco
Chronicle Books
Hotel Rex

 

Other Supporters and Contributors

John a’Beckett
Daniel Abrahamson
Anne Adams Helms
Kathleen Alcala & Wayne Roth
Kelly Allan
Sonia Alland
Marina Allemano
Esther Allen
Karen & Bill Alschuler
Kirk Anderson
Wayne Anderson & Andrea Larkin
Catherine Anderson
Hil Anderson
Chiara Andres & David Robinowitz
Traci Andrighetti
Jeffrey Angles
Dick & Julie Appel
Ronnie Apter & Mark Herman
Ms. Carmen Aravena
Bob & Katherine Armstrong
Mary Austin
Seema Atalla
Ms. Noreen Lee Axelson & Mr. Donald Archer
Paul Atkins
Piet Azul
Kate Bagwell
Christopher Bakken
John & Lana Balaban
Trudy Balch
Mr. John Balcom
Ron & Maria Banerjee
Joanna Bankier
Hamida Banu Chopra
Jonathan & Nancy Barker
Molly Barker
Willis Barnstone
Ms. Ana Barrera & Mr. Ismael Morales
Anne Barrows & Mason Drukman
Blanche Bebb
Art Beck
Kristin Becker
Prof. Thomas O Beebee
Laura Belfiglio-Gold & Joseph Gold
Elizabeth Bell
Dan Bellm
Ursula Berg-Lunk
Henriette Berge
Bruce Berlind
Shevi Berlinger
Manette & Aron Berlinger
Adria Bernardi
Ann & Warner Berthoff
Craig Bicknell
Nadyne & Joe Bicknell
Linda Bierds & Sydney Kaplan
Neil Blackadder
Chana Bloch
Mr. Robin Orr Bodkin
Philip Boehm
Larry Bogoslaw
Luigi Bonaffini
Michelle Bonnice
Danuta Borchardt
John Borden & Donna Fortier Borden
Steve Bradbury
Jim Branagan
Erin Branagan & Sergio Kakehashi
Barb Branagan
Susan Bray
Rob Bregoff
Brenda Breslauer
Gary Brewer & Aline Mayer
Ann Brinkley
Geoffrey Brock & Padma Viswanathan
James Brook
Judith Brown
Linda Brownrigg & Phillip Lewis
Mark Brunst
Elizabeth Brusnahan & James Rowland
Rikki Bryant
Viola Buitoni
Wendy Burk & Eric Magrane
Peter Bush
Frank Buxton
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Judy Cammer
Charles Cantalupo
Michael Capobianco Mr. Michael Carabetta
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Laura Carlsmith & Rob Bast
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Ellen Chamberlin
Luciana Chapman
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Adam Yuet Chau
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Ms. Elisabeth Childs Gill
Melissa Chittick & Stephen Salmons
Ronald Christ
Tom Christensen
William Cirocco
Eva Claeson
Jennifer Clare
Suzanne Clauser
Carl & Molly Cloutier
Sean Clute
Cassandra Coates
Mr. Carrol Coates
Norma Cole
Norma Comrada
Gregory Conti
David Cooper
Patrick Corness
Jorge Corral & Nancy Ray
Ben Corson
George & Betsy Corson
Carol Cosman
Paula Da Costa
Alison Cragin Herzig
Charles Cutler
Marie D’Amico
Beverly Dahlen
B. Darugar
Bidhubhusan Das
Humphrey Davies
Carmen & Chuck Davis
Jonis & Charles Davis
Marjolijn de Jager
Tina Demirdjian
James DenBoer
Diana Der-Hovanessian
Josefa Devesa-Seva
Chaumont Devin
Ram Devineni
Dusan Djordjevich
Ms. Patricia Dominguez
Ellen Doré Watson
Joan Downs
Curtis Draves
Patricia Dubrava Keuning
Kendall Dunkelberg
Doug Dutton
Dennis Dybeck & Art Beck
Charles H. Egan
Keith and Robin Ekiss
Ellen Elias-Bursac
Barbara & John Ellis
Eileen Engel
Sonya Eremenco
Lee Evans Friederich
Carys Evans-Corrales
Hany Farag
Steve & Annamaria Farbizio
William Farge
Mike Farman
Barbara Fasting
Solomon & Anita Feferman
Vittorio Felaco
Catarina Feldmann
John Felstiner
Rina Ferrarelli
Nancy Festinger
Peter Filkins
Jori Finkel
Garrett Finney & Sarah Newbery
Jennifer Fisher
Jack Foley
Fred Fornoff
Mr. Jeff Fort
Elizabeth Foster & Sean Gallagher
Patricia Fox
Mark Francis
Sing-chen Lydia Francis
Steve & Viviane Franklin
Cola & Wolfgang Franzen
John Friedman
Susan Fulop Kepner
Gary Gach
Maria Galli Stampino
Elizabeth Gamble Miller
Mr. Forrest Gander
Deborah Garfinkle
Dorothy Gilbert
Michael Gillespie
Amalia Gladhart

Other Supporters and Contributors

Stephen Goldberg & Joan Downs Goldberg
Gravity Goldberg
Ryan Goldman
Steven Goldstein
Denise & Robert Gomez
Ruth Goodman
Janet Goodrich Spear & Terry Spear
Molly Gordon
Teresa Gottlieb
Peter Gould & Mollie Burke
Bruce Graham
V.S. Greenfield
Roger Greenwald
Sam Grolmes & Yumiko Tsumura
Max & Sherry Grover
Eric Grunwald
Stella Jeng Guillory
Nandini Gupta
Marilyn Hacker
Mark Halperin
Sam Hamill
Jay Hamilton
Wendy Hardenberg
Rachel Harrell-Bilici
Steve Hartzog
Anne Charlotte Harvey
Charles Hatfield
Margaret Hauben
Hugh Hazelton
Michael Heim
Delisa Heiman
James & Archer Heinzen
George Held
Kathryn Hellerstein
Liz Henry
Fritz Hensey
Mr. Seán Higgins
Jack Hirschman
Harold Hite
Jen Hofer
Daniel Hoffman
James Hoggard
Lynn Hoggard
Carol & Ren Holding
Peter Holm-Jensen
Bob Holman
Ellen Hoobler
Mr. Louis B. Horwitz
Saydeah Howard
Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough and Steve Yarbrough
Jan Hughes
Ted & Ingrid Hutman
Dick & Sheila Hutman
Eli & Margie Ipp
Harold Isbell
Julie & Mark Janusch
Jacek Jarkowski
Pentti Jarvinen
Rania Jawad
Susan Jennings
Linda Jerome
Mr. Barrett Johnson
Kimberly Johnson
Arnold Johnston
Bill Johnston
Joanie Juster
Philip Kafalas
Tehmina Kahn
Marilyn Kallet
Hal Kane
Martin Kaplan
Ann & Paul Karlstrom
Mr. & Ms. Katchadourian
Jim Kates
Ms. Roberta Katz
Diane Keaton
Edmund Keeley
Ms. Katie Kelleher
Ann Kelley
Ralph Kelliher
Margaret Kendrick & Angel Contreras
Elizabeth Kert
Jascha Kessler
Stephen Kessler
Tehmina Khan
Bill Kiesel
Robert Killingsworth
Susan & William Kinsolving
Mr. William Kirkland
Lorinda Kiyama
Robert Klein Engler
Sally & Bill Kling
Juliet Kniffen
Michael Koch
Peter Koch
Annette Koh
Kate Koskoff
Richard Kostelanetz
Alexandra Kostina
Rita Kothari
Carolyn Tipton and Frank Kucera
Samir Kumar Bhattachay
Maris Kundzins
Andrea & Jay Labinger
Margery Lackman & Daniel Smith
Albert LaFarge
Wayne & Cheryl Lammers
Clifford Landers
Paula Larink
Wendy Larsen
Brett Larsen
Carrol Lasker
Philippe Le Dorze
Anthony Lee
Christopher Leland
Jeffrey Leong
Stephen Lesser
Suzanne Jill Levine
Alexis Levitin
Jonathan Levitow
Richard Lewis
Karen Lewis
Ceci Lewis & Deforest Lewis, Jr.
Jody Lewitter & Marc Van Der Hout
Joan Lindgren
Peter Liotta
Dana Loewy
Paul Losensky
Jon & Lillian Lovelace
Rob & Alicia Lovelace
Jeff Lovelace & Claudia Garrison
Jim & Anahita Lovelace
Jeffrey Lovelace
Leza Lowitz & Shogo Oketani
Carolyn Lowman
Sieglinde Lug
Michael Lukas
Joseph Lumarda
Ian MacDonald
Leonard & Alice Maltin
Melissa Marcus
Maria Martinez
Khaled Mattawa
Matt Matthews
Christopher Mattison
C.M. Mayo
Mary McGowan
Vincent & Roberta McKenna
Ms. Betty de Shong Meador
Sonia Melnikova-Raich
Ms. Hydra Mendoza & Mr. Ricardo Alvarez
Michael Metzger & Chikako Nakandakari
Angelica Meyer
Sarah Michaels
Alexander Mihailov
Natasha Miley
Margarita Millar
Mrs. Mary H Miller
Karen Miller
Tim Misner & Maya Srinivasan
Breon Mitchell
Anthony Molino
Enrique Moreno
Brent Mori
Edward Morin
Sheryn Morris
Linda Moyer
Joanne Mulcahy
Carol Muske Dukes
Ragnar Naess
Margarita Nafpaktitis
Ms. Monique F. Nagem
Betty Nagle
Meryl Natchez Rafferty
Dorothy Neil Cohen
Andrea Németh-Newhauser
David Newman & Annette Crane
Gerald Nicosia
Ana Nuncio
Maggie O’Connell
Neil O’Donnell & Chris Motley
Ricardo Ochoa
Oopalie Operajita
Ms. Miriam Orellana
Seija Helena Paddon
Ann Panagulias
Dominica Papazian
Phil Pardi
Barbara Paschke
Simon Patton
Penni Pavis
Kenneth Pearce & Josephine Iselin
Michele Pedrini
Eleanor Pepples
Maya Peretz
Susanne Petermann

Other Supporters and Contributors

Wanda Phipps
Winnie Po
Elizabeth Pomeroy
Ms. Winnie Porter
Alan Prohm
Irena Praitis
Mathew Quilter
Clementine & Gregory Rabassa
David Raich
Hicham Raiss & Jessica Alexander
Jed Rakoff
Daphne Ramirez de Arellano
Lisa Rappoport
Michael Ray & Elizabeth White
Michael & Sarah Ray
Lisa Ray
Frances Reade
Kate Reber
Anne Reid
Millie Renfrow
Cooper Renner
Guillermo de los Reyes
Ms. Mirta Luz Rhoads
Paul Rich
Bradley Richie
Michael Ritterson
Christoph Ritterson
Glenn Roberts
Lenny Roberts
Mr. John Robrock
William Rodarmor
Tony & Sylvie Roder
Jon Roemer
Zack Rogow
Nelson Rojas
Matt Rowe
Nancy Ruskin
Ramon Sanchez
Thomas Satterlee
Carol Sauvion
Tonia Antonia Saxon
Ms. Margaret Schaefer & Dr. Peter Barglow
Alice Schafer
Mark Schafer
Laura Scher
Marian Schwartz
Martin Schwartz
Andreas Schwerte
Barbara Scrafford
Damion Searls
Courtney Searls-Ridge
Olivia E. Sears
David Sears
Cynthia Sears & Frank Buxton
Juliet Sears
Adam Seelig
Gustav Segade
Ozlem Sensoy
Ms. Elizabeth Serrano
Jane Shamaeva
Norman Shapiro
Barbara Shelby Merello
Judy & Wylie Sheldon
Aliza Shevrin
Terrie Shih
Ching-chun Shih
David Shook
Liz Shoup
Stephen Haven and Wang Shouyi
Rebecca Seiferle
Philip Siegelman
Pat & Dick Siewert
Mr. Jake Siewert
John Oliver Simon
Judy Small
John Smalley
John Smelcer
Linda Smith
Matthew Smith & Cataliña Niño
Daniel Smith
W.D. Snodgrass
Adam Sorkin
Mary Southall & Charles Maier
Mr. Declan Spring
Tim Misner and Maya Srinivason
Laima Sruoginis
Anne Steele
Bogdan Stefanescu
Jiri Stejskal
Ms. Annie Stenzel
Barbara Stevenson
Richard & Margaret Stine
Doreen Stock
Lydia Razran Stone
Robert Stoner & Randi Boorstein
Laura Stortoni
Oonagh Stransky
Frances Strayer & Richard Benton
Jeannine Stronach
Jackie Struthers
Ms. Nancy Svec
Adolph Svec
Natalie & Patrick Sweeney
Niloufar Talebi
Gladys Thacher
Susan Thackrey
Ms. Susan Thomas
Penny & Nick Thompson
Eric Thompson
Susan Thorne
Margaret Thow
Jill Timbers
Claudia Tirado
Virlana Tkacz
Bliss Tobin
Alan Tolerton
Eileen Tollett
Tim Tompkins
Michael Topp
Betty & Chok Toy
Lucinda Toy
Pham Tuan & Tim Tomasi
Renata Treitel
Ms. Sheila Tully-Claymore
Ms. Linda Twilling
Scott Valentino
Gretchen Van Meter & Landry Slade
Barbara VanderBorght
Archana Venkatesan
Lawrence Venuti
Marilya Veteto-Conrad
Nils Vigeland & Madeline Burke-Vigeland
Tricia Vita
Sasha Vlad
Sidney Wade
Rosmarie Waldrop
Hannah Wallstrum
Michelle Warren
Richard Washbourne
Brenda Webster
Romi Webster
Holly Wehmeyer
Jill & Phil Weinstein
Jason Weiss
Dr. Henny Wenkart
Mr. Doug Wertheimer & Ms. Beth Mitchner
Caroline West
Steven White
Liz White
Emma & Steven White
Laura Wideburg
Betsy Wing
John & Gail Wirth
Friedner & Ruth Wittman
Margot & David Wizansky
Sholeh Wolpé
Willard Wood
Mr. John E. Woods
Debbie Woods & Jesús Mejía
Caroline Wright
Irvin & Marilyn Yalom
Donald Yates
Lauren Yoder
Andrec Zaleska
Grace Zandarski
Bill Zavatsky
Leah Zazulyer
Arlene Zide
Suzanne Ziegler
Ms. Olga Zilberbourg
Seth Zimmerman
Ms. Harriet Zinnes
Mr. Ron Zuckerman
Anatol Zukerman