Thursday, September 26th – 6:30-8:30pm
and Arturo Mantecon
Mark Statmen will be reading from his book Exile Home and will also read from his translations of the Uruguayan poet Martín Barea Mattos, Never Made in America.
A native New Yorker, Mark studied under Kenneth Koch at Columbia University in the 1970s, and has published a number of collections of his own work as well as translations of poets including Federico García Lorca and José María Hinojosa. John Ashbery cited his translation with writer and translator Pablo Medina of García Lorca’s A Poet in New York as “The definitive version of Lorca’s masterpiece, in language that is as alive and molten today as was the original.”
More information on Mark can be found at this link: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Statman.
Arturo Mantecón is a poet, story writer and translator born in Laredo, Texas and raised in Detroit. His poetry has appeared in La Ventana Abierta, Poetry Now and various anthologies. His short stories have been published in The Americas Review, Café Bellas Artes, Bliss, and The Dunes Review. A collection of his short stories, Memories, Cuentos Verídicos, y Otras Outright Lies, was published by En Casa in 2014.
He has translated the poetry and prose of the mad Spanish poeta maldito, Leopoldo María Panero, in three collections: My Naked Brain (Swan Scythe Press, 2011), Like an eye in the hand of a beggar (Editions Michel Eyquem, 2013), and Rosa Enferma / The Sick Rose (Swan Scythe Press, 2016).
He has also translated the prose and poetry of the uniquely erudite Spanish writer, champion poker player and ornithologist, Francisco Ferrer Lerín in a volume titled Chance Encounters and Waking Dreams (Editions Michel Eyquem, 2016).
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