Fantasy Reading Series No.11 w/ Forrest Gander & John Keene

Sun, 06 September 2015 // 06:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

Join us for our monthly Sunday evening reading series of utterly fantastic poets & writers at Bowery Poetry Club. Hosted by Liz Peters and Ariel Yelen.

This month will feature poets and writer Forrest Gander and John Keene!

Though primarily a poet, Gander is also a translator, novelist, essayist, and the editor of two anthologies. He has translated collections by Mexican poets Pura Lopez Colome and Coral Brancho. With Kent Johnson he translated Bolivian poet Jaime Saenz’s Immanent Visitor: Selected Poems of Jamie Saenz and The Night (2007), for which he won a PEN Translation Award. His translations of Neruda are included in The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems (2004). He also edited the bilingual anthology Mouth to Mouth: Poems by Twelve Contemporary Mexican Women (1993). Gander’s own poetry has been translated into several languages. His novel, As a Friend, was published in 2008.

John Keene is the author of the novel Annotations (New Directions); the text-art collection Seismosis (1913 Press) with artist Christopher Stackhouse; and the short fiction collection Counternarratives (New Directions). He also translated Brazilian author Hilda Hilst’s novel Letters from a Seducer (Nightboat/A Bolha Editora). He has published his work in a wide array of periodicals and anthologies, and has exhibited his artwork in Brooklyn and Berlin. He teaches in the departments of English and African American and African Studies, which he chairs, and also is a core faculty member in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Rutgers University-Newark.

$8 online $12 at the door