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

SPLAB founder Paul Nelson wrote Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, German, 2008) as well as a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010). In 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others. Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, recent publications on and off-line include: Hambone, Pageboy, Menacing Hedge, Fieralingue, Rain Taxi, Solitary Plover, the Soul of the Earth anthology, Along the Rim: The Best of the Pacific Rim Review (Vol 2), Inactual, Raft magazine and Golden Handcuffs Review. He lives in Seattle, won the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from the Capilano Review and writes at least one American Sentence every day.
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