Our short hiatus was due to a very exciting trip!
By Carley Fockler I’ve always been the kind of writer who stares at a word document until everything blurs and my mind wanders. There’s something about it that blank space I find intimidating. I adjust the margins, the font size, and the spacing just to give myself the illusion of productivity. It distracts from my … Continue reading Alter the Process. Break the Rules.
By Tony Pizzo During my first semester retreat to the Atlantic Center for the Arts last January, I attended many eye-opening poetry workshops analyzing the vast selections of form, process, and purpose available to me in this curious expanded field. Among them was a focus on translation, taught by the wonderful John Pluecker. You know … Continue reading Everything is Translatable, Especially A Rubik’s Cube
We the editors of Obra/Artifact would like to wish everyone a happy and productive 2018 with plenty of comfort and inspiration. As the inaugural year of Obra/Artifact, 2017 was an onslaught of determination, reading and editing, coffeeshop meetings, and new staff members, all resulting in four beautiful issues. Many thanks to our contributors, mentors and … Continue reading New Year, New Call for Submissions
By Carol Ann Moon In September 1984, I headed to the Institut für Deutsch als Fremdsprachenphilologie, a.k.a. the Institute for German as a Foreign Language. I was so excited: all of my classes for the first time would be in German! Almost all of my classmates would be non-English speakers! I would be speaking, reading, … Continue reading Toward Generative Translation
By: Lucianna Chixaro Ramos The history of sci-fi fandom is deep. I am acutely aware of my shallowness when it comes to the genre—my longest forays into the realm of sci-fi involve defying the sophomore year reading list by spending an entire summer reading Dune and avoiding Warhammer conversations as much as is humanly possible. … Continue reading Harnessing the Fandom Phenomenon: A Call to Action for Expanded Fielders, Cross-Genre Writers and Artistic Innovators of All Types
There was something ineffably poetic about that silence . . .