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Lyrics & Dirges in Translation

March 17, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm PDT

Lyrics and Dirges returns with a fabulous reading focusing on literary translation. We have three translators who are also poets and writers to present their recent translations as well as speaking about how translating and their own creative writing inform each other.
We are on Zoom (link below) and FB Live (Lyrics & Dirges page)
Anna Christine Rodas
Kaveh Bassiri
Zackary Sholem Berger
Anna Christine Rodas is an itinerant teacher and educator from the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a Master’s Degree in Community Development and worked in this field both here in the Bay Area and internationally. Her academic research in Central American Literary Studies explores the social realities of war, violence, and trauma. Her poetry is an effort to bring the voices of these experiences to the page, especially those of women. She views the female body as a colonized space and the written word as a practice to reclaim sovereignty.
Kaveh Bassiri is the author of two chapbooks: 99 Names of Exile (2019), winner of the Anzaldúa Poetry Prize, and Elementary English (2020), winner of Rick Campbell Chapbook Prize. He is also the recipient of a 2019 translation fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His translations have appeared in The Common, Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, Two Lines, The Los Angeles Review, and The Massachusetts Review.
Zackary Sholem Berger (zackarysholemberger.com, Twitter @DrZackaryBerger) is a poet and translator in English, Yiddish, and Hebrew. He writes frequently for the Yiddish Forward and other publications. His latest translation is Essential Prose of Avrom Sutzkever (White Goat Press, 2020).
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March 17, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm PDT
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