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Selected publications

Constructing the Long Now: Stephen Ratcliffe's sound of wave in channel. Entropy, January 16, 2020.

On Richard Long's "A Cloudless Walk." Voltage Poetry, March 25, 2014.

"Cavafy in English: The Sesquicentennium Approaches." Jacket2 Commentaries, with guests:
   • "Poet of Aftermath." Feb. 11, 2013.
   • "The Cambridge Connection." Feb. 18, 2013.
   • "What Survives Translation." Feb. 26, 2013.
   • "Translating Cavafy: Eros, Memory, and Art."
      March 4, 2013.

"On the Art of Susan Stewart." Jacket2, November 29, 2012.

"Burning Down the House: Ethics and Reception in Poetry Translation." Writing: a Mosaic of New Perspectives.. Ed. Elena Grigorenko, Elisa Mambrino, and David D. Preiss. New York: Psychology Press, 2012.

"A Eurydice beyond My Maestro: Triangular Desire in Harryette Mullen’s 'Dim Lady'." HOW2 II, 4 (Spring – Summer 2006).

"Translating the Hidden Machine: Gabriela Mistral in English." Gabriela Mistral, The Audacious Traveler. Ed. Marjorie Agosín. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2004. 179-202.

"Impatient Eye." Review of Ezra Pound and the Visual Arts, edited by Harriet Zinnes. The Threepenny Review Winter 1982: 25.

Talks, appearances, interviews

"A conversation with Randall Couch." Linh Dinh at Harriet, the Poetry Foundation blog, April 17, 2012.

Post-screening panel, U.S. premiere of LocasMujeres, documentary by Chilean filmmaker María Elena Wood about Gabriela Mistral and Doris Dana. Art Museum of the Americas / Inter-American Development Bank, Washington D.C., April 12, 2012.

"Poetry in Translation." Panel, Virginia Festival of the Book. Charlottesville, March 29, 2008.

"Pastiches and Palimtexts: Source Texts in Contemporary Experimental Poetry." Special session at MLA Annual Convention. Washington, D.C. December 28, 2005.


Cover of Gabriela Mistral: the Audacious Traveler

Only four essays concentrate on Mistral's poems. Among these, Randall Couch's extended close reading of variant English translations of Mistral's work is particularly stimulating.

—Stephen Henighan,
University of Guelph, Ontario,
reviewing Gabriela Mistral, the Audacious Traveler in The Bulletin of Spanish Studies 83, 3 (May 2006).