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Literary Partners Program: Arte de Pajaros: Art of Birds - Poetry of Pablo Neruda

Painting of birds 'Trio' by Jill Austen
A Bilingual Reading with Birdsong-inspired Music for Flute
Date and Time: 
March 28, 2018 - 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Event Location: 
Elizabeth Kray Hall

Pablo Neruda (1904-1973), the Nobel Prize–winning Chilean poet, has been called "the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language.” Nature is prominent in Neruda’s poetry, and Art of Birds (1966) celebrates the special beauty of the birds of his native land. At the same time, the poems reflect a broad range of mood and feeling through themes of migration, exile, solitude, nature’s cycle of birth/death/rebirth.

This bi-lingual program features a selection of Pablo Neruda’s bird poems from his collection, Arte de Pajaros: Art of Birds. Award-winning Mexican-American poet, Xánath Caraza reads the poems in their original Spanish and in English translation. Birdsong–inspired music for flute, some composed especially for the program, is interwoven with the poetry by flutists Jill Austen and guest, Kelly Cuevas.

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Other Events
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