In 1992 members of ATA’s Literary Division collaborated in the publication of a collection of literary translations. Editor Cliff Landers titled that first volume Beacons, noting the aptness of the metaphor for many reasons — perhaps none more important than that “A beacon communicates from afar, as do these voices as distant in space as Japan, as remote in time as sixth century Arabia.” The final issue was published in 2007, in both printed and digital (online) formats.


Beacons logo created by Michele Mckay Aynesworth, Ph.D.

Printed copies of Beacons are available from the ATA online store at

The online issue of Beacons X can be accessed at