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Sunday, May 6 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lesser Heard Voices East and West: Poetry in Translation LIMITED

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This session will showcase poets and translators reading their translations into English of poetry written in of some of the lesser-heard languages in North America.  Works in Bengali, Catalan, Chinese, Hindi, Persian, Sanskrit, Sicilian, Swahili, Telugu, Yiddish et al. will be read in their original language and in their English translation.  By hearing both languages, the public will have a rare opportunity to hear the musicality of both languages.  Cultures nuances will be explored through the universal and specific themes that are at the heart of poetry worldwide.  The participating poet-translators will be able to reveal their approaches to the texts and highlight certain stylistic devices that may or may not be common to both the original and the translation.

Moderators
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Kristine Doll

Professor, World Languages and Cultures, Salem State University
Kristine Doll (Boston, MA, USA) is the author of the poetry collection Speak to Me Again (Feral Press, 2014). “My Friends” from this book was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry. She is also a translator of Catalan poetry, including her translations into English of Joan... Read More →

Speakers
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Hassanal Abdullah

Editor, Shabdaguchha
Hassanal Abdullah is a poet, novelist, critic, translator and the editor of Shabdaguchha, an International Bilingual Poetry Magazine. He has introduced a new sonnet form, Swatantra Sonnet, with seven-line stanza-pattern and abcdabc efgdefg rhyming scheme. He also wrote a 304-page... Read More →
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Stanley Barkan

Stanley  H.  Barkan, born in Brooklyn in 1936, is the editor/publisher of the Cross-Cultural Review Series of World Literature and Art in Sound, Print, and Motion, which has, to date, published more than 400 titles in 58 different languages.  Barkan’s original poetry has been... Read More →
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Srinivas Reddy

Visiting Assistant Professor, Brown University
Srinivas is a scholar, translator and musician. He studied classical sitar in the traditional guru-shishya style with Sri Partha Chatterjee, a direct disciple of the late sitar maestro Pandit Nikhil Banerjee. Srinivas also trained in classical South Asian languages and literatures... Read More →
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William Wolak

Adjunct Professor, William Paterson University
William Wolak is a poet who lives in New Jersey and teaches Creative Writing at William Paterson University. His most recent collection of poetry is entitled The Nakedness Defense published by Ekstasis Editions. His poetry has appeared in over a hundred magazines. His most recent... Read More →


Sunday May 6, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
PEM Create Spaces 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970, USA

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