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Inner Creatures: Thoughts on Voice in Poetry

Date and Time: 
Friday, April 16, 2021. 11:00 AM
Meeting Location: 
Zoom
Workshop: 
Matters of Voice
Meeting Description: 

On April 16th, poets Robin Myers and Mara Pastor will join us for a conversation on the role of voice in their creative practice. Robin will be discussing her latest poetry collection Having (Tener), regarding questions of fictional voices in poetry, accent in translation, and influential precedents to her work on voice in poetry. Mara will be conducting an archeology of voices in some of her past and current works including Llamame láctea, Arcadian, and Deuda natal (Forthcoming in AZ Press).

Robin Myers is a Mexico City-based translator and poet. Her book-length translations include Lyric Poetry Is Dead by Ezequiel Zaidenwerg (2018), Animals at the End of the World by Gloria Susana Esquivel (2020), Cars on Fire by Mónica Ramón Ríos (2020), and The Restless Dead by Cristina Rivera Garza (2020). She is the author of several poetry collections published first in Spanish translation in Mexico, Argentina, and Spain. She writes a monthly column on translation for Palette Poetry.

Mara Pastor is a Puerto Rican poet, editor, and scholar. She has authored six full-length poetry books in Spanish as well as the bilingual chapbooks As Though the Wound Had Heard (Cardboard House Press, 2017), translated by María José Giménez, and Children of Another Hour (Argos Books, 2014), translated by Noel Black. Her latest book, Deuda Natal, co-translated by María José Giménez and Anna Rosenwong, was selected for the 2020 Ambroggio Prize by Pablo F. Medina and is forthcoming from University of Arizona Press in 2021. She is an associate professor of Spanish at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico in Ponce.

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