Poets as Expatriates

In Artful Dodge 36/37, our Poetry as Translators section featured the work of two American poets who are both “expatriates” — Georgia Scott, born in the U.S., who now lives in Gdansk, Poland, where she continues to write and publish in English as well as translate from Polish poetry, and Nicholas Kolumban, born in Hungary, who writes and publishes poetry in English while also functioning as a prominent translator from Hungarian. Re-printed here along with their own poems and translations are their essays, The Native Tourist and The Place Where You Live, which describe their experiences as writers living among languages and landscapes they were not born into but have come to learn.

Nicholas Kolumban

Georgia Scott