MadHat Press

Nathaniel Rudavsky-Brody was born in Columbus, Ohio. His translations of French literature have been praised by reviewers in magazines and journals such as the London Review of Books, The New York Review of Books, The Los Angeles Review, French Studies and Translation Review. Recent publications include The Idea of Perfection: The Poetry and Prose of Paul Valery (FSG, 2020) and Benjamin Fondane’s Ulysses (Syracuse, 2017), which received the Susan Sontag Prize for Translation. His translation of Lucien Rebatet’s novel The Two Standards will be published by FSG in 2025. He is the author of two books of poetry in French, Même la langue and En lieu de silence, and has worked as a typesetter, a programmer, a teacher, and a private tutor in Greece.

A Dire Shortage of Usable Meaning,
a poetry collection by Nathaniel Rudavsky-Brody
is now available from MadHat Press.


MadHat Press is a leading publisher of unique and vital contemporary poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and criticism.

MadHat Press seeks to foster the work of writers and poets: explosive, lyrical, passionate, deeply wrought voices that stretch the boundaries of language, narrative and image, vital and enduring literary voices that sing on the page as well as in the mind.

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