THE POET / TRANSLATOR READING SERIES
Since 2013, the Poet/Translator Reading Series has showcased creative writers reading from their own work alongside works that they have translated — to striking effect. In 2014, the series expanded to feature students of the Literary Translation Workshop at The New School. The readings have featured writer-translators working from Arabic, Modern Hebrew, Chinese, Spanish, French, German, Albanian, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish, Odia, and Ukrainian.
UPCOMING BOOK LAUNCH:
ANNIE KANTAR AT THE NEW SCHOOL
Thursday, September 7, 2023, 6:00PM
65 W 11th St, Wollman Hall
Poetry Book Launch and Small Press Discussion
Join Poets & Traitors Press (and founding editor and MFA poetry coordinator Val Vinokur), Johnny Lorenz, and Mia Perez for a reading and discussion about poetry and small-press publishing with Annie Kantar, their newest author/translator from Jerusalem, and the author of Means to Be Lucky: Poems and Translations.
Annie Kantar’s work has appeared in The American Literary Review, Barrow Street, Bennington Review, Birmingham Review, Cincinnati Review, Gulf Coast, Literary Imagination, On the Seawall, Plume Anthology 9, Poetry Daily, Poetry International, Rattle, Smartish Pace, Tikkun, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. Her translation from the Hebrew of With This Night, the final collection of poetry that Leah Goldberg published during her lifetime, appeared with University of Texas Press (2011), and was shortlisted for the ALTA Translation Prize. The recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and a Fulbright Scholarship, she recently published her literary translation of The Book of Job (Koren, 2021).