Thursday, February 05, 2009

Before Saying Any of the Great Words: Selected Poetry by David Huerta, Translated by Mark Schafer

New from Copper Canyon Press, an important collection of work by a leading Mexican poet. Two Washington DC events:

Friday, April 17: Washington D.C

Library of Congress (Pickford Theater, Thomas Jefferson Building, third floor) 12 pm: Bilingual reading, sponsored by The Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington D.C

Georgetown University 4:00 pm: Bilingual reading (reception afterward)

P.S. Mark Schafer's translation of Jesus Gardea's haunting short story "According to Evaristo" appears in my anthology, Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion.