Jonathan Cohen and Daniel Borzutzky, Monday 1/30

American Poetry Between Spanish & English

Jonathan Cohen

Editor, William Carlos Williams’
By Word of Mouth: Poems from the Spanish, 1916-1959 (New Directions, 2011)
Translator, Ernesto Cardenal’s Pluriverse (New Directions, 2009)
Author, A Pan-American Life: Selected Poetry and Prose of Muna Lee (Wisconsin, 2004)


Daniel Borzutzky

Translator, Raúl Zurita’s Song for His Disappeared Love (Action, 2010)
and Jaime Luis Huenún’s Port Trakl (Action, 2008)
Author, The Book of Interfering Bodies (Nightboat, 2011)

a reading & discussion

Monday, January 30, 7 PM

McNally Jackson Books

52 Prince Street (between Lafayette & Mulberry)
New York, NY 10012 (212-274-1160)

Jonathan Cohen is an award-winning translator of Latin American poetry and scholar of inter-American literature. He has translated Ernesto Cardenal, Enrique Lihn, Pedro Mir, and Roque Dalton, among others. His own poems and essays have appeared widely. He is the author of pioneering critical works on Pablo Neruda and Muna Lee. The compiler of William Carlos Williams’s poems from the Spanish, he currently is preparing a new edition of Williams’s translation of the Golden Age novella, The Dog & the Fever, by Pedro de Espinosa.
Read Jonathan Cohen’s essay on William Carlos Williams as translator at Words without Borders

Daniel Borzutzky is the author of The Book of Interfering Bodies (Nightboat, 2011); The Ecstasy of Capitulation (BlazeVox, 2007) and Arbitrary Tales (Triple Press, 2005), as well as several chapbooks. His translations include Raúl Zurita’s Song for His Disappeared Love (Action Books, 2010) and Jaime Luis Huenún’s Port Trakl (Action Books, 2008), among others. His work has been anthologized in, among others, A Best of Fence: The First Nine Years (Fence Books), Seriously Funny (University of Georgia Press, 2010), and Malditos Latinos Malditos Sudacas: Poesia Iberoamericana Made in USA (El billar de Lucrecia, 2010).  Journal publications include Fence, Denver Quarterly, Conjunctions, Chicago Review, TriQuarterly, and many others. He lives in Chicago.

Read Kristin Dykstra’s interview with Daniel Borzutzky at BOMB

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