great weather for MEDIA Celebrates National Translation Month
Featuring Madeline Millán (Spanish/English translation by Pilar Blanco-Ruiz) and Sultan Catto (Turkish/English).
Hosted by David Lawton
Plus open mic
$3 suggested donation. Two drink min, alcoholic or non.
Madeline Millán (PH.D.) is a short story writer, translator, editor and poet. In 2009 won the PEN National Poetry Award of Puerto Rico. Her poetry books are: Para no morir por segunda vez (2002). De toros y estrellas (Puerto Rico (2004), Leche/Milk (bilingual edition, Buenos Aires, Godot: 2008), 365 esquinas (2000), Día Cero (2012) and Contracantos: Del aire a la rosa (2013). A decade ago started the bilingual poetry readings at Cornelia Street Café. Since 2014, poet Miguel-Angel Zapata had joined for Echo of Voices Bilingual Poetry Readings with Hispanic American Poets and International Poets: A Necessary Dialogue. She edited the bilingual anthology Noches de Cornelia/Cornelia Nights (Bilingua: Godot, Buenos Aires), in which she translated 3 of the poets (2009). Millán as been invited to International poetry festivals in: Argentina, Colombia, Chile, México, Nicaragua, Perú and España. Most of her work can be read in different anthologies and online publications. Millán was the editor and publisher of the first Latin Amerian online film magazine, Entreextremos. She created Echo of Voices/Poetry Project, a non-for-profit organization of the New York Foundation for the Arts/Artspire. She teaches at FIT/SUNY. Millán is one of the directors of Casa Pilar in Chapala, Mexico. Her personal poetry anthology, Que el mar no me falte, will be published in the fall 2018.
Sultan Catto has published six books of poems. His most recent book, Bonding is published by New Feral Press in collaboration with Cross-Cultural Communications (2018). Bonding is now being translated into Romanian (to be presented at the Mihail Eminescu Poetry Festival next year) and two of his books were fully translated and published in Spanish and Chinese. His poems, appeared in Turkish and English, have been translated into many languages, including Azerbaijani, Bengali, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian and Romanian, and appeared in numerous journals throughout the world. He was nominated for the Best of the Small Presses Pushcart Prize. Recently he was the recipient of the Homer Medal (2018), the European Medal for Poetry and Literature. He is the host of Yale Poets in New York, and is a a professor and Executive Officer of the PhD program in physics at the CUNY Graduate School and University Center. He has taught at Yale, Columbia and the Rockefeller Universities, and is a winner of many honors in his field of mathematical physics.