Monday, Mar 16, 7:30pm
A CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL POETRY:
Adam Zagajewski and Clare Cavanagh, with Edward Hirsch
The Poetry Society of America launches its 2015 national series, A Celebration of International Poetry, at the historic Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. The series will travel to six cities and focus on major international poets from any era, including Octavio Paz (Mexico), Alda Merini (Italy), Li Po (China), among others, as well as emerging poets from abroad.
In this first installment, we will celebrate the work of Polish-born Adam Zagajewski in a bi-lingual reading of his work by the poet himself and his translator Clare Cavanagh. The reading will be followed by a conversation on Zagajewski's and Cavanagh's poetry and translations, as well as contemporary Polish literature, moderated by Edward Hirsch, poet, critic, and President of the Guggenheim Foundation.
Co-sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library.
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