Todos a acompanar a Isaac y Daniel en el Cornelia Cafe*
Echo of Voices Bilingual Poetry Readings with Hispanic/American Poets:
A Necessary Dialogue
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 6pm
Hosted by Madeline Millán & Miguel-Ángel Zapata
Isaac Goldemberg (Perú) & Daniel Shapiro (USA)
Isaac Goldemberg was born in Peru in 1945 and has lived in New York since 1964. He’s the author of four novels, ten books of poetry, and three plays. His most recent publications are Diálogos conmigo y mis otros (2013), La vida breve (2012), and Acuérdate del escorpión (2010). This novel will be published in English by Unnamed Press in 2015. In 2001 his novel The Fragmented Life of Don Jacobo Lerner was selected by the Yiddish Book Center of the United States as one of the 100 most important Jewish books of the last 150 years. Presently, he’s Distinguished Professor at Hostos Community College of The City University of New York, where he’s director of the Latin American Writers Institute and editor of Hostos Review.
“The poetic voices in Isaac Goldemberg’s poems experiment with distance and proximity, resembling the work of a photographer’s lense, focusing and distorting at will the images before him to bring about new ones hidden within”. —Julio Ortega (Prologue to Peruvian blues)
Daniel Shapiro received an M.F.A. from the University of Montana. His poems, prose, and translations have appeared in American Book Review, American Poetry Review, BOMB, Brooklyn Rail, Confrontation, Poetry Northwest and Yellow Silk. He is the author of The Red Handkerchief and Other Poems (2014) and Child with a Swan’s Wings (2013), and the translator of Cipango, by Chilean poet Tomás Harris (2010; starred review, Library Journal). Shapiro has received translation fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and PEN for Cipango and for Mexican writer Roberto Ransom’s Desaparecidos, animales y artistas (Missing Persons, Animals and Artists). He lives in New York City, where he serves as Director of Literature at the Americas Society, and Editor of Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas.