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Saturday, May 5 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
To Carry Across: Poetry in Translation LIMITED

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What makes a successful translation? The English word "translate" comes from the Latin "translatus," which means "carried over," or "carried across." In this panel, three celebrated poets and translators will read from their recent works in translation and discuss their individual processes for carrying the words of poets who write in other languages into English as the target language. Dominican American poet Rhina Espaillat will read from and discuss her translations from the Spanish of Miguel Hernandez; Irish poet Aidan Rooney will read from and discuss his recent translations from the French; American poet Daniel Tobin will read from and discuss his newly published versions from the German of Paul Celan.

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Daniel Tobin

Professor of Writing, Literature and Publishing, Emerson College
Daniel Tobin is the author of six books of poems, Where the World is Made, Double Life, The Narrows, Second Things, Belated Heavens (winner of the Massachusetts Book Award in Poetry), and The Net (2014). His seventh book of poems, From Nothing, is forthcoming in 2016. He is the author... Read More →

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Rhina P. Espaillat

Rhina P. Espaillat has published ten full-length books and three chapbooks, comprising poetry, essays and short stories, in both English and her native Spanish, and translations from and into both languages. Her work appears in many journals, anthologies, and websites, and has earned... Read More →
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Aidan Rooney

Winner of the Hennessy Literary Award for New Irish Poet in 1997, and the Daniel Varoujan Award from the New England Poetry Club in 2013, Aidan Rooney lives in Hingham MA and teaches at Thayer Academy. His collections are Day Release (The Gallery Press, 2000), Tightrope (The Gallery... Read More →

Saturday May 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Salem Waterfront Hotel, Ballroom 1