Whitney DeVos is a scholar, translator, writer & editor specializing in twentieth- and twenty-first-century poetry & poetics.
Whitney DeVos es académica, traductora, escritora y editora que especializa en la poesía y la poética de los siglos xx y xxi.
LITERARY PUBLISHING & TRANSLATION
poetry | prose | criticism
TLALKATSAJTSILISTLE/RITUAL DE LOS OLVIDADOS RECEVIES FUNDING FROM 2022 NEA TRANSLATION GRANT
For the 2022 cycle, the National Endowment for the Arts approved fellowships to 24 translators ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 to translate works from 16 languages and 18 countries into English. Martín Tonalmeyotl's Tlalkatsajtsilistle/Ritual de los olvidados is the first work in Náhuatl to be funded by an NEA Translation Fellowship.
At the heart of this project is a commitment to both linguistic integrity & community-led translation practices. The first researcher to formally document the phonology & morphology of his community's dialect, spoken in the mountains of Guerrero, Tonalmeyotl is the leading linguistic expert on Atzacoaloya Náhuatl, the variant in which he writes. NEA funding will support long-term language study of Náhuatl in group classes, as well as private lessons with Tonalmeyotl. The opportunity to work alongside the poet in the translation process allows for a collaborative model of translation rooted in & guided by Indigenous writers and their communities.
To learn more about the 2022 fellows, click here.