I went ga-ga about this book back in the dizzle like six months ago. Now it's on sale, living, breathing, changing out in the market place. So keep an eye out for SharpTeeth by Toby Barlow. And check out the video.
This Friday from 6:30pm-8:0pm the Center for the Art of Translation will host a "celebration of global voices in Times Square with acclaimed authors and translators from 15 years of TWO LINES: World Writing in Translation." Readers will include:
Also, there will be a tribute to special guest Gregory Rabassa. (He was unable to attend A Tribute to Robert Fagles a little while ago, to my disappointment, so fingers crossed.)
Also, I'm very happy to read that the University of Michigan's department of English is holding a conference March 6-7 called "Writing in Public: A Celebration of Karl Pohrt," who is founder and owner of Shaman Drum Shop, Ann Arbor, MI. Read more about the even and Karl here. I've been lucky enough to work with him on Reading the World. This celebration is much deserved.
I am bad. I should have shown you this sooner. Here is Campbell McGrath's newest collection Seven Notebooks. According to a close colleague at Ecco, Seven Notebooks is, "formally, unlike any other book of poetry, by McGrath or anyone else (almost a novel in verse). It is his most remarkable, and best, achievement to date."
Words Without Borders has dedicated the month of January to a discussion of Zbigniew Herbert and the recently published Collected Poems: 1956-1998 (which will be coming out in paperback next month). So far, features include an introductory essay by James Marcus and an interview between Cynthia Haven and Peter Dale Scott. Other notable writers/poets/translators such as Anna Frajlich, Andrzej Franaszek, William Martin, and Alissa Valles will contribute over the course of the month. I'm so pleased that the spotlight remains bright on Herbert since the publication of his Collected. If you haven't yet familiarized yourself with this great poet, here's a wonderful opportunity.