A renowned poet is coming to the Valley for a special event.
Four Chambers Press is partnering with bilingual publisher Cardboard House Press to present award-winning Uruguayan poet Roberto Echavarren. The author, professor and translator will be participating in a reading and panel on Thursday, April 27 in the Pulliam Auditorium at Burton Barr Central Library (1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004). The event will begin at 7 p.m. and the public is invited to attend and learn from this notable speaker.
At the event, Echavarren will read selections from his latest work and full-length English debut, The Espresso between Sleep and Wakefulness, as well as take part in a panel discussion on the politics of translation. For the panel, he will be joined by poet/translators Wendy Burk (U of A Poetry Center) and Anthony Seidman as Phoenix Poet Laureate Rosemarie Dombrowski moderates the discussion.
Pulitzer Prize winner John Ashberry said that Echavarren has “a style that might be called ‘gonzogongorism.’ He is fast and funny, cool, catchy and cruel. If you stick with him, you’ll become unstuck, but you’ll end up knowing more about yourself and what may be happening to you.”
Earlier this year, Burton Barr hosted #WritersResist, a national event designed to defend the rights of a free democracy, and this special panel is a continuation of this effort.
For more information on the event, please visit the official event Facebook page.