French poet Sébastien Smirou is joined by fellow poets and translators Pierre Joris and Andrew Zawacki for a reading from — and discussion of — My Lorenzo, a meditation on the 15th-century Italian statesman, art patron and poet Lorenzo de Medici.
A discussion by a diverse group of younger Dutch poets representing a cross-section of new poetic practices and dynamic literary theory, with Pieter Boskma, Hélène Gelèns, Erik Jan Harmens, Lucas Hirsch, John Schoorl and Joost Zwagerman, moderated by Wayne Miller.
Please note that due to a delay in receiving a visa to travel to the United States, Ghassan Zaqtan will not be able to join us at this event. Fady Joudah will read from, and discuss, his translations of Zaqtan's poems, and a video of Zaqtan will be presented.
The author of many collections in Arabic, Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan reads from and discusses his visceral, narrative poetics with fellow poet and translator Fady Joudah.
Poet and translator Cole Swensen discusses the Symbolist poets in late 19th century France, with close readings of poems by Stéphane Mallarmé and Charles Baudelaire alongside other poets of the time, including Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud.