Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The PEN Writer's Festival is underway and here's a free event today that interests me:

April 29 | Circumference Celebrates Poetry in Translation

When: Tuesday, April 29
Where: Housing Works Bookstore Café: 126 Crosby St.
What time: 7 p.m.

With Brian Henry, Christina Svendsen, Jeffrey Yang, and special guests

Free and open to the public. No reservations.

Join translators Brian Henry, Christina Svendsen, and Jeffrey Yang for a reading of poetry in English and the original languages. Brian Henry will read his translations of Tomaž Šalamun and Ales Steger from Slovenian, Christina Svendsen will read her translations of Kurt Schwitters from Germany, and Jeffrey Yang will introduce us to the work of Su Shi and other Chinese poets.

Cirumference is a biannual journal of poetry in translation devoted to presenting translations of new work from around the globe, new visions of classical poems, and translations of foreign-language poets of the past who have fallen under the radar of American readers.

For more information, please visit: www.circumferencemag.com

Location of Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in Soho:

126 Crosby Street, NYC 10012
(212-334-3324)

Subway:

* W / R to Prince Street
* B / D / F / V to Broadway-Lafayette
* 6 to Bleecker Street

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