The Anthologies

The Word for Word anthologies—designed and printed in limited edition by Matvei Yankelevich and Ugly Duckling Presse—present the literary work and translations produced by participating students in the original 2012 and 2013 exchanges with the Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig in Germany.

Word for Word III, which collects the work of students in the 2014 German exchange as well as the 2015 exchanges in Italian and Catalan, was published in March 2016. Word for Word: Writing the Americas, which is comprised of student work in English, Portuguese, and Spanish including that of partners from New York University's Creative Writing in Spanish MFA program and the Instituto Vera Cruz in São Paulo, Brazil, was published in Summer 2017. 

The 2018 Word for Word anthology included students translating from and into French (in partnership with Université Paris 8), German (Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig), Italian (Scuola Holden in Turin), Portuguese (Instituto Vera Cruz in São Paulo), and Spanish (Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile).

Starting in 2015, the anthologies have been published online and can be read and downloaded below.

2023 Word for Word Workshop ebook