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February

On Ezra Pound

In The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound, Daniel Swift writes an unconventional biography through the stories of Pound’s visitors at St. Elizabeths Hospital, …

March

Katrina Dodson, Poetry Project

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 …

Reading by Osama Alomar & Luc Sante

Osama Alomar is one of the most well-respected Arabic poets writing today, and a prominent practitioner of the Arabic al-qisa al-qasira jiddan, the “very short story.” He is the …

(AWP) Translating Blackness, Sponsored by ALTA

This panel refers to a widely read 2016 commentary by John Keene, who challenged the literary world to support more translations of works by African and African diasporic writers. …

(AWP) Conflict, Crisis, Verse: Four Poets in Conversation

During a period of political exigency and social anxiety, how can poets and poetry teach, inspire, connect, and heal? Four widely published and celebrated poets—two military combat …

(AWP) Kitchen Table Translation: Migration, Diaspora, Contexts

How might immigrant or diasporic translators bring a particular set of concerns to the task of translation distinct from the mainstream of literary translation in the US? The …

(AWP) A Reading and Conversation with Rivka Galchen and Claire Messud, Sponsored by PEN America

Join PEN America for this featured event with two of the finest novelists of our time, Rivka Galchen and Claire Messud. The event will include readings from the two authors, …

Writers Here & Now: John Keene and Matthew Olzman

Yoko Tawada and Tatyana Tolstaya

Yoko Tawada, beloved for Memoirs of a Polar Bear and The Bridegroom was a Dog, now publishes Emissary, a joyous novel of children and grandparents set in post-disaster Japan. “Her …

Brunch With Bernadette Mayer, Kelly Writers House Fellows Program

BERNADETTE MAYER is an experimental poet, editor, and teacher associated with the New York School writers. For decades her work has brought formal experimentalism into the realm of …

April

Tennessee Williams and James Laughlin: Selected Letters

These newly published letters chronicle the forty year friendship between the playwright Tennessee Williams and James Laughlin, founder of New Directions. Join Peggy L. Fox, former …

Luljeta Lleshanku and Ani Gjika

“Language arrived fragmentary / split in syllables / spasmodic / like code in times of war,” writes Luljeta Lleshanaku in the title poem to her powerful new collection Negative …

May

Adam Zagajewski and Dunya Mikhail

Slight Exaggeration is the new collection of criticism, personal reflection, European history and aphoristic musings by Adam Zagajewski — “the most pertinent, impressive and …