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Mar 02 2018

Writing Translation: Katrina Dodson, Aditi Machado, & Anna Moschovakis

Katrina Dodson is a writer and a translator from the Portuguese. Her translation of Clarice Lispector's Complete Stories won the 2016 PEN Translation Prize and other awards. She is currently adapting her Lispector translation journal into a book and is translating the 1928 Brazilian modernist classic Macunaíma, the Hero Without a Character, by Mário de Andrade, for New Directions. Dodson is a mentor in the Mills College MFA in Translation Program and holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley with a dissertation on Elizabeth Bishop in Brazil.

Aditi Machado is the author of Some Beheadings (Nightboat, 2017) and translator of Farid Tali's Prosopopoeia (Action, 2016). Her writing has also appeared in chapbook form and in journals like Volta, Jacket2, Western Humanities Review, and World Literature Today, among others. She lives in Denver and edits poetry in translation for Asymptote.

Anna Moschovakis's books of poetry include They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This (2016) and You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake (2011), and her translations include books and texts by Annie Ernaux, Albert Cossery, Claude Cahun, Jean-Luc Nancy, Pierre Alféri, Samira Negrouche, and Robert Bresson. Moschovakis is a long-time member of the publishing collective Ugly Duckling Presse, where she heads up the Dossier Series for investigative texts. She lives in Brooklyn and Delaware County, New York, where in 2015 she co-founded Bushel Collective, an experimental storefront space for art, agriculture and action. Her first novel, Eleanor, or The Rejection of the Progress of Love, will be published in summer 2018.

Admission fee: $8.00
8:00pm
The Poetry Project
131 E 10th Street
10003 New York, New York
Mar 21 2018

Writers Speak Wednesdays with Jericho Brown

Jericho Brown’s first poetry collection, Please, won the 2009 American Book Award. His second, The New Testament, was named one of the year's best by the Academy of American Poets.

7:00pm
Chancellors Hall at Stony Brook Southampton
39 Tuckahoe Road
11968 Southampton, New York
Apr 18 2018

Writers Speak Wednesdays with Daniel Alarcón and Debora Kuan

Daniel Alarcón is a novelist and journalist whose work has been published in The New Yorker and Harper's. A Columbia Journalism School professor, he's the author of The King is Always Above the People.
 
Debora Kuan is the author of two collections of poetry, XING and Lunch Portraits. She has been awarded a Fulbright, an Iowa Fellowship, as well as Yaddo and MacDowell residencies.
 

 

7:00pm
Chancellors Hall at Stony Brook Southampton
39 Tuckahoe Road
11968 Southampton, New York
Feb 24 2018

Water and the Future: Red Hen Press and the Music of Toru Takemi

Red Hen Press Authors Florencia Ramirez and Tess Taylor share the stage with veteran Boston Court Performing Arts Center musicians Alexander Miller and Sara Andon in an evening of readings, music, and discussion on environmentalism centering on the importance of water in this age of heavy consumption.
 
 
Admission fee: $30.00
11:00pm
Boston Court Performing Arts Center
70 Mentor Ave.
91106 Pasadena, California
May 03 2018

Watch Your Tone: A Reading

Witness the work of participants in Nathan McClain‘s workshop “Watch Your Tone” as they share new poems, both playful and serious. Free and open to the public. Potluck refreshments served.

6:30pm
Cave Canem
20 Jay Street, Suite #310-A
11201 Brooklyn, New York

poems

poem

I’m in a carousel.
The kind that spins
people to the wall.
There is a woman
and a man and a man
inside of it too,
and a man operating it.
Everybody I love is
looking down at me,
laughing. When I die,
I’ll die alone.
I know that much,
held down by my

2
poem
No one says it 
anymore, my darling, 
not to the green leaves 
in March, not to the stars 
backing up each night, certainly 
not in the nest
of rapture, who 
in the beginning was 
an owl, rustling 
just after silence, whose 
very presence drew 
a mob of birds--flickers, 
finches, chickadees, five
poem

Tell us of a bypassed heart beating in 12C,
how the woman holds a stranger’s hand
to the battery sewn in beneath her collarbone,
and says feel this. Tell us of the man’s ear
listening across the aisle, hugging itself,
a fist long since blistered by blaze.
Outside, morning sun buckling