“Four Poets And Their
Westbeth Community Room, located
at 155 Bank Street
Date Wednesday, September 29, 2021
by Laura Clarke
On the evening of Wednesday, September 29th, 2021, at 6pm, the NY Browning Society will
participate in National Translation Month in its first event of the 2021-2022 season.
“Four Poets And Their Translations” will take place in the Westbeth Community Room, located at 155 Bank Street. Admission is free. The event will be moderated by noted actor and long-time Browning Society member Tandy Cronyn, star of stage and screen. This program takes its inspiration from the Brownings, Elizabeth and Robert, both able linguists who practiced the art of translation. “Four Poets And Their Translations” will feature translations of poems from French, German, and Italian into English, as well as from English into Spanish.
Poet Annabel Lee publishes poets through her Vehicle Editions press. She serves on the Board of The Poetry Project at St. Marks. The latest collection of her poems is Minnesota Drift (Accent Books of Chester, Vermont). She will present her translations from the French of 20th century poet Louise de Vilmorin.
Poet Roberto Mendoza Ayala publishes Mexican and U.S. poets in bilingual editions with his Darklight publishing company. His own latest collection is Palabras Desconocidas/Unknown Words (Darklight: Mexico City & NYC). He will read five Mexican contemporary poets whose work he has translated into English with the help of Arthur Gatti: Baudelio Camarillo, Héctor Carreto, María Ángeles Juárez Téllez, Iliana Rodríguez Zuleta and Carlos Santibáñez Andonegui.
Poet Tom d’Egidio is part of the Suppose An Eyes poetry group at the University of Pennsylvania’s Kelly Writers House, and Director-At-Large of the NY Browning Society. Harlem’s
http://undergroundbooks.org/ publishes his chapbook The Enigma Of Arrival. He will present his translations of contemporary Roman poet Valerio Magrelli.
Poet Robert Kramer is Emeritus Director of International Studies at Manhattan College, and current Vice-President of the NY Browning Society. His latest collection is At The Margins/Al Margen (Darklight: Mexico City & NYC). His presentation will reflect the extensive translations he has made from every period of German poetry.
-As we kick off the 115th Season of the New York Browning Society we hope to invite you out to a new venue and time for this event! As the world continues to change in so many ways, we look forward to keep you updated to all the exciting new ways we will adapt for this season with a mixture of venues, times, & speakers, online and off! We invite you to join the New York Browning Society in this upcoming season! We would love to earn your membership and
patronage for the years to come!
James Browning Kepple – President
6 PM Sept 29th 2021 155 BANK ST – Closest Subway ACD L at 14th, and 1,2,3 at 14th St!