An Enchanted Reading: Poetry and Translations

With Martha Rhodes, Hélène Cardona, John FitzGerald, Carolyn Tipton, and Stephen Kessler.

Martha Rhodes is the author of five poetry collections, most recently The Thin Wall (Pittsburgh 2017). She is the director of Four Way Books.

John FitzGerald’s most recent books are Favorite Bedtime Stories and The Mind, both from Salmon Poetry. Other works include Primate and The Essence of Life.

Hélène Cardona’s 7 books include Life in Suspension, the translations of Dorianne Laux’s What We Carry, Walt Whitman’s Civil War Writings, Birnam Wood, and Hemingway Grant winner Beyond Elsewhere.

Carolyn L. Tipton teaches at U.C. Berkeley. She has won fellowships from both the N.E.H. and the N.E.A. Her first book, To Painting: Poems by Rafael Alberti, won the National Translation Award. Her new book of translated poems by Alberti, Returnings: Poems of Love and Distance, won the Cliff Becker Translation Prize.

Stephen Kessler's translations of Luis Cernuda have received a Lambda Literary Award, the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award, and the PEN Center USA Translation Award.

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