Pedro Granados and I will be reading from Amerindios Friday, January 8, at 7:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, as part of the Jamaica Pond Poets series Chapter and Verse. CHAPTER AND VERSE LITERARY READING SERIES Friday, January 8, 2021, 7:30 pm Poetry in Spanish and Translations INTO ENGLISH AND INTO MUSIC Pedro Granados, Lima, Perú, Ph.D. …
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Poetry by Pedro Granados
With Sasha Reiter and Isaac Goldemberg I translated recent work by Pedro Granados. The book is Amerindios, and it is available now. This is one of the more successful translations, I think: To see someone ageLike a style, like a songLike a movie that at the exitLeft you remains of inspirationStrength prideIsn’t nearly what you’ll …
My cousin Ilya Fedorov has opened a gallery in Brooklyn, the Dordor Gallery. He exhibits and sells his own and other painting, and rents studio space. There is a café, an event venue and more. Artists who join receive a series of benefits. The gallery mirrors and takes up the work it had done in …
Eminent Peruvian-American writer Isaac Goldemberg, poet Sasha Reiter and I have translated a book of poetry by Pedro Granados, forthcoming 2020 from Artepoética Press in New York. The volume includes work from two prior collections, Roxosol and Activado. I’ll be reading from it at the New Orleans Poetry Festival April 19. Update: The Poetry Festival …
This is decorative but can be used for serving, too. When I glazed it I was thinking of Persian work. I would like to create a still more Persian blue.
I am reading translations of Peruvian surrealist César Moro’s La tortuga ecuestre [The equestrian turtle], composed in Mexico in the late 1930s and first published in Lima in 1956, at the New Orleans Poetry Festival. Co-translator Esteban A. Quispe and I published early versions of some translations in Asymptote last year, and our volume The …
My cousin Alexei Aizenman (Moscow, 1918-1993) painted his city. April is from 1981. Aizenman’s mother was the artist Olga Bari-Aizenman and he studied with Leonid Pasternak.
My artist cousins
They are Olga and Anna Bary, daughters of Alexander B. Bary. Olga, to the left, became a painter, as did her son, Alexei Aizenman.
A course on García Lorca
This is the website in progress for my research course The Modernist Poetics of Federico García Lorca at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. We will read Poet in New York, Diván del Tamarit, Así que pasen cinco años, Play without a title and El público, and annotate some of his lectures and manifestos. What are …
A vase in progress
I glazed this in a cobalt blue, with a turquoise interior.