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2019: Passwords: The Ballad: Love, Lyricism & Social Protest with Sarah Arvio
Award-winning poet Sarah Arvio presents her new translations of the poetry of Federico García Lorca, recently published as the acclaimed Poet in Spain. She discusses Lorca’s approach to form, rhythm, and lyricism and his emulation of literary and musical forms as an expression of love and social protest. Describing her strategies for translating Lorca’s varied poetic music, she reads from the cante, the ballads, and the great homoerotic love poems. Arvio is joined by flamenco guitarist and Lorcaphile Sergio Sánchez-Monge Escardó in performance. Introduction by Poets House Program Director Paolo Javier.