Literature in Translation

In The Puritan's fall supplementary issue, guest editor Derick Mattern brings together translated stories and poems, showcasing conversations that span languages.

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A Conversation Across Languages.

By Derick Mattern

When two languages meet, a conversation begins. All the more so when multiple languages come together. Translation is the art of facilitating such a c...

Two Stories.

By Virginia Suk-yin Ng, translated by Mary King Bradley

Virginia Suk-yin Ng has described her stories as scrolls that leave the past and future of a story hidden at either end while she relates what happene...

Two Poems.

By Marie Silkeberg, translated by Kelsi Vanada

Marie Silkeberg’s hybrid essay “Zero Meridian” from her book Atlantis (Albert Bonniers Förlag, 2017) begins “blood—your life depends upon l...

The Town Crier

News and Announcements.

October 15th, 2018

The Puritan Launches Literature in Translation Fall 2018 Supplement

Dear Readers, On this crisp October morning, we are pleased to announce that our second supplementary issue of 2018, Literature in Translation, has now launched! In his introduction, guest editor Derick Mattern notes, “When two languages meet, a conversation begins. All the more so when multiple languages come together.” This supplement convers...

October 9th, 2018

The Puritan Is Looking for Proofreaders!

The Puritan, one of Canada’s best-known digital literary magazines, is looking for an energetic, careful, team-oriented proofreader to help make sure every issue that gets published is error-free and follows style guide rules. Now in its 11th year, The Puritan publishes new poetry, short stories, essays, interviews, and reviews every quarte...

August 27th, 2018

And Without Further Ado, Issue 42: Summer 2018!

Dear Readers, The air is heavy enough to see, and you can’t get the mail without breaking a sweat, so why not find an air conditioned room and read through Issue 42: Summer 2018 of The Puritan? For this issue, we were pleased to have Eduardo C. Corral and Naben Ruthnum as guest editors, selecting poetry and fiction respectively. Together, th...