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The North American Free Translation Agreement/No America Fraught Translation Argument, ratified in 2019, consists of three poets writing from the occupied territories of Canada, Mexico & the United States. We have translated:

Karen Villeda

String Theory

Cardboard House Press (2024)

José Antonio Emmanuel

Anarchy For Kids

Seven Stories Press (2025)

Jesús Arellano

Poelectrons

select poelectrons appear in Denver Quarterly

NAFTA: Work

"Translating (against) the Current Regime: An Interview with NAFTA on ManríquezCommonplace" appears in periodicities: a journal of poetry and poetics. 

Jérôme Melançon is a poet, critic, translator, and scholar who lives in oskana kâ-asastêki / Regina, Saskatchewan. His third chapbook, Bridges Under the Water, was published in August 2023 with above/ground press. He is also the author of three books of poetry, published with Éditions Prise de parole & with Éditions des Plaines.

Read the full interview

Read Melançon's review of Commonplace

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NAFTA: Feature
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