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Word Play Series - Celebrating words- Poems in translation

Thu Jan 6th, 2011 7pm-9pm
Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Venue: Kellog Hubbard Library
135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602 (Map) (Set as Local)
Word Play Series - Celebrating words- Poems in translation Montpelier Vermont


Last Voyage: Poems of Giovanni Pascoli. Selected poems of Giovanni Pascoli translated from the Italian by Susan Thomas, Richard Jackson and Deborah Brown.

Susan Thomas earned a B.A. and an M.F.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, and has stories, poems and translations in many journals and anthologies. She has won first prizes from Spoon River Review and New York Stories, as well as the Iowa Poetry Award from The Iowa Review, the Ann Stanford Prize from The University of Southern California, and the 2010 MR Prize from the Mississippi Review. Her collection, State of Blessed Gluttony, won the Benjamin Saltman Prize.

Deborah Brown's Walking the Dog's Shadow is the 2010 winner of the A. J. Poulin Jr. Award from BOA Editions. Brown is an editor, with Maxine Kumin and Annie Finch, of Lofty Dogmas: Poets on Poetics. Her poems have appeared in Margie, Rattle, The Alaska Quarterly, Stand, The Mississippi Review and others. Brown teaches literature and writing at the University of New Hampshire-Manchester, where she won an award for Excellence in Teaching. She lives in Warner, New Hampshire, with her husband George Brown and four cats.

Richard Jackson is UC Foundation Professor of English at UT-Chattanooga and the author of four books of poems, most recently Heartwall (Juniper Prize Winner, 2000) Alive All Day (Clevland State Prize winner, 1992), two books of criticism, most recently Dismantling Time in Contemperorary Poetry (Alabama Agee Prize Winner, 1989), and two anthologies. He has received several teaching awards at both UTC and Vermont College where he teaches in their MFA program.


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