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Afternoon Craft Conversation with Cyrus Cassells
May 1, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm PDTFree
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Friday, May 1, 2020 – 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
THE TRANSLATED WORLD: CRAFTING GLOBAL POETRY INTO DYNAMIC ENGLISH
Poet Cyrus Cassells will draw on his experience as a translator of Catalan and Italian literature to discuss the challenges and craft of turning global poetry into dynamic English versions that convey the essence of the originals, stressing the importance of translation as a vital means of transmitting world history and culture.
Cyrus Cassells is the author of seven acclaimed books of poetry and two books translated from the Catalan, Still Life with Children: Selected Poems of Francesc Parcerisas and To The Cypress Again and Again: Tribute to Salvador Espriu, which is forthcoming in 2021. A 2019 Guggenheim fellow, he has also received a Lannan Literary Award, a Lambda Literary Award, two NEA grants, and a Pushcart Prize.