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Friday, October 30 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
River Plate Tectonics: Women Poets of Argentina and Uruguay

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Is the Río de la Plata a river, an estuary or a gulf? This natural border both separates and unites the capitals of Argentina and Uruguay, resulting in a nuanced traffic of ideas, images, words and silences. What are the challenges of translating rioplatense? How does this regional Spanish form bridges between the two countries? On this panel, we will explore the rich exchange of female poetic voices across several generations. From the Uruguayan side, Jesse Lee Kercheval will introduce Circe Maia (b. 1932) and Jen Hofer will discuss Virginia Lucas (b. 1977); from Argentina, Curtis Bauer will report on contemporary poets and Yvette Siegert will talk about Alejandra Pizarnik (1936-1972).

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Jen Hofer

Jen Hofer is a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, urban cyclist, and co-founder of the language justice and literary activism collaborative Antena. Her latest translations include the chapbook En las maravillas/In Wonder (Libros Antena/Antena Books, 2012) and Ivory Black, a translation of Negro marfil by Myriam Moscona (Les Figues Press 2011). Her latest homemade... Read More →

Friday October 30, 2015 11:00am - 12:15pm

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