To celebrate National Poetry Month, hear from poets who translate each other's work. Flávia Rocha and Idra Novey will read in Portuguese and English; and Melcion Mateu and Rowan Ricardo Phillips will read in Catalan and English. Both pairs will discuss their creative process and the responsibilities of collaboration and translation. (rmharris)
Poet, essayist, diplomat, and Nobelist Octavio Paz (1914-1998) believed that “to acknowledge the variety of visions and sensibilities is to preserve the richness of life” and ushered in a new era for Mexican literature and modern poetry. A gathering of Mexican and American poets read from his work, which spans 60 years of writing.
Cosponsored by the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York and New Directions Publishing. (rmharris)… (more)
Performing live at the New York City Poetry Festival is AJB's Cathy Linh Che, Idra Novey, and Nicole Cooley! On Sunday (7/27) Nicole Cooley will be reading on The Chumley's Stage at 1:20P.M. while Cathy Linh Che and Idra Novey will be reading on The Algonquin Stage at 4:30 P.M.! Be sure to head over to Governors Island in New York for the festival, two great readings and three great poets! (alicejamesbooks123)
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Idra Novey has received awards from the Poetry Society of America Chapbook Series, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the PEN Translation Fund. Her poems have appeared in Slate, The Paris Review, AGNI, and Ploughshares, and a book of her translations of Brazilian poet Paulo Henriques Britto, The Clean Shirt of It, was published in 2007. She teaches at Columbia University and in the Bard College Prison Initiative.