In translation, students make poems their own

Lessons learned at Grandview Heights High School poetry translation workshop. Sometimes, something can be gained in translation.

That was one of the lessons for Grandview Heights High School students who participated in a poetry translation workshop March 15.The sessions were led by Otterbein University English professor Terry Hermsen and Sydney Tammarine, a Spanish language and literature teacher at Horizon Science Academy.


The pair recently published their translation of The Most Beautiful Cemetery in Chile, a book of poems by Chilean poet Christian Formoso.

 "I'm really excited about translation and the nature of bilingualism," Hermsen said. "I want students to see that their own literacy can be enhanced by learning and working with (a foreign language)."

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