Thursday, May 28th, 2020 11:31 am

This week, translator Michael Cooperson appears on the Seattle Town Hall’s “In the Moment” podcast to discuss his new book, Impostures, in conversation with poet Shin Yu Pai. Impostures is a new translation of the Maqāmāt of al-Ḥarīrī, with fifty rogue’s tales translated fifty ways. Listen to the podcast here (41 minutes).

Impostures also gets a mention in the latest episode of the Bulaq podcast, “Locked-In Lit”: host M. Lynx Qualey mentions it as one of the books she is reading in quarantine and reads a passage from Imposture 14, “Scot Free,” which is written in Scots-inflected English in the style of Robert Burns and James Hogg. Listen to the episode here.