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Saturday, April 30 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
What the World is Saying: Contemporary Poets in Translation

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This session will showcase translators (and their authors, where possible) exploring meaning across languages and cultures. Themes of intimacy, loss, temptation, unexpected pleasures, and subversive declamations form the nucleus of multiple bodies of poetic work across the globe. Works in Bengali, Catalan, Chinese, English, Korean, and Spanish will be read, where possible, with accompanying music as composed or identified by the poets of origin. Certain poems have been published as part of a series of broadsides or in anthologies that pair poetry with visual image.

This program reveals insights into and celebrations of human feeling across cultures and languages. Bilingual readings punctuated by music composed or identified by the poets of origin and/or by visual works of art offer yet another dimension to the expression of life.

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Kristine Doll

Professor, World Languages and Cultures, Salem State University
Kristine Doll is a poet and translator whose work has been published internationally. “My Friends” from her first collection Speak to Me Again was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry. Following the publication of her second book of poetry, The Light of Ordinary Days, (The... Read More →

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Hassanal Abdullah

Editor, Shabdaguchha
Hassanal Abdullah is the author of more than 50 books in various genres including 20 collections of poetry, and the editor of Shabdaguchha, an international bilingual poetry magazine. He introduced Swatantra Sonnets, seven-seven stanza and abcdabc efgdefg rhyming scheme, and wrote... Read More →

Hong Ai Bai

Hong Ai Bai, PhD in Linguistics, teaches English Writing courses at English Department of Long Island University Post Campus, New York. She published a book, Deviation in Advertising Language: A Functional Analysis (2009), three English textbooks, and ten academic articles. As part... Read More →
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Peter Thabit Jones

Founder and Editor, The Seventh Quarry Press
Peter Thabit Jones was born in Swansea in Wales and is the author of thirteen books, several of which have been reprinted and four published in Romania. His work has been translated into over twenty-two languages.In 2008 Peter’s American publisher, Stanley H. Barkan, organised a... Read More →

Saturday April 30, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Hawthorne Essex Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970