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Mission


World Poetry Books is an independent publisher dedicated to the discovery, translation, and promotion of vital poetry written in languages other than English. We introduce extraordinary works from a wide range of cultures and eras because we see world literature as a network of languages that enhance and enliven each other. Therefore we champion exceptional literary translators at all stages of their careers, and invite our readers to celebrate the art of translation, essential to the vibrant circulation of words and ideas.
Editorial Board


Peter Constantine, Publisher
Esther Allen
Roger Celestin
Alyson Waters



Advisory Committee


Steven Bradbury
Karen Emmerich
Edmund Keeley
Ellen Litman
Jennifer Lyons
Donna Masini
Liansu Meng
Nan Meng
Burton Pike
Jill Schoolman