The Lady Who Translates My Stories

Translated by Gregory Berry

La mujer que traduce mis historias 

by Jorge Paolantonio

Five years ago, Jorge Paolantonio wrote a gracious appreciation (“La mujer que traduce mis historias’) of my wife’s skill in translating some of his prose into English.  I reworked Jorge’s admiring poem from Spanish into English, consulting with him as I went. I pointed out to Jorge the most striking structural element in the poem: He had made his translator into the living text of his poem, an incarnation and creator of the poem’s language.