Jose Kozer in Portland, Nov 22

From David Abel:


Reed College Spanish Department
presents a bilingual poetry reading by

José Kozer

reading poems from Anima

Monday, Nov. 22
5:00 pm

Psychology Auditorim (PSY 105)
Reed College

José Kozer (Havana, 1940) is the son of parents who migrated to Cuba from Poland and Czechoslovakia in the 1920s, and the grandson of a founder of Adath Israel, Cuba’s first Ashkenazi synagogue. He studied law at the University of Havana, left Cuba in 1960, and received a BA from NYU in 1965. He taught for many years at Queens College of the City University of New York, retiring as a full professor in 1997, after which he lived for two years in Spain before settling in South Florida. He is the author of over 15 collections of verse. No buscan reflejarse (2002), a selection from past volumes, was the first poetry collection by a living Cuban exile to be published in Havana. Stet, a comprehensive selection of poems in a bilingual edition with translations by Mark Weiss, is available from Junction Press.

Four poems by Kozer, translated by Mark Weiss: http://jacketmagazine.com/18/kozer.html
Junction Press page for Stet: http://junctionpress.com/books/kozer.html

About Splabman

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson: Founded: SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival Wrote: American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos. Interviewed: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman, among others and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets indigenous elders and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August the poetry postcard anthology and writes an American Sentence daily. *MOOC = Massive Open Online Course
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