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A Celebration of International Poetry: Eliza Griswold Thursday July, 9th @ 7:00pm

A Celebration of International Poetry: Eliza Griswold Thursday July, 9th @7:00 pm

Eliza Griswold

The Poetry Society of America continues its 2015 series, A Celebration of International Poetry, in collaboration with the American Bookbinders Museum in San Francisco.

This installment features poet, journalist, and translator Eliza Griswold who will read from and discuss her book I am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan. The event will feature readings of the original landays, as well as Griswold’s translations, followed by a conversation with the translator about the significance of landays in contemporary Afghanistan, as literary objects and political tools of resistance, as well as the challenges of poetry in translation and bringing international poetry to American audiences.

A book-signing with Eliza Griswold and a wine & cheese reception with the Poetry Society of America Executive Director will follow the reading.

About the Director: Alice Quinn is Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America and an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of the Arts. She was poetry editor at The New Yorker from 1987-2007 and at Alfred A. Knopf, Publishers, from 1976-1986, and she is the editor of Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments by Elizabeth Bishop.

Co-presented by the American Bookbinders Museum.

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