TRANSLATING HISPANIC POETS
AT The LIBRARY of CONGRESS
In celebration of 450 years of U.S. Hispanic poetry
Hosted by: Dr. GEORGETTE DORN
Chief of the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.
Moderator: Poet LUIS ALBERTO AMBROGGIO,
Member of the North-American Academy of the Spanish Language.
With the participation of the distinguished North American authors:LORI MARIE CARLSON: editor, translator, and novelist. Salient among her many publications is the landmark, award-winning collection, Cool Salsa. She is Lecturer in the Department of English at Duke University.
C.M. MAYO: novelist, fiction writer, poet. Founding editor of the bilingual publishing house Tameme. Editor (and translator in part) of the anthology Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion. Her translations of Mexican literary works appear in several anthologies, including Best of Mexican Fiction, New World / New Words, and Reversible Monuments (Copper Canyon), one of the most important anthologies of contemporary Mexican poetry.
YVETTE NEISSER MORENO: poet and translator whose work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Her translation of poet Luis Alberto Ambroggio's Difficult Beauty: Selected Poems was published by Cross-Cultural Communications in 2009. The Palestine-Israel Journal has published her critical work on (and translations of) Palestinian and Israeli poetry. Moreno teaches poetry translation at the Writer's Center in Bethesda, MD., and has taught poetry in public schools and libraries in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
STEVEN F. WHITE's work as a translator appears in Rubén Darío: Selected Works, Poet in New York by Federico García Lorca, Seven Trees against the Dying Light by Pablo Antonio Cuadra, and The Angel of Rain by Gastón Baquero. He has edited and translated bilingual anthologies of poetry from Nicaragua, Chile and Brazil. His most recent book of poetry is Bajo la palabra de las plantas: poesía selecta, 1979-2009. He teaches at St. Lawrence University.
September 25, 2009 at 12:00 p.m.
The LIBRARY of CONGRESS
Pickford Theater. The James Madison Building, 3rd Floor
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Followed by a reception. R.S.V.P. Cynthia Acosta at (202)707-2013