Join Chicago-based independent publisher Kenning Editions authors and translators for an online reading featuring Ana Arzoumanian with Gabriel Amor, Craig Dworkin, Alec Schumacher reading Elvira Hernández, Brian Kim Stefans reading Arthur Rimbaud, and Steven Zultanski / June 6 4:00 PM EST
Ana Arzoumanian was born in Buenos Aires in 1962. She is a lawyer, translator, poet and essayist. Her books of poetry include Labios, Debajo de la piedra, La Jesenská, and Juana I. She has also published several books of fiction, including La mujer de ellos, Mar Negro, and La granada. She has made a documentary film about Armenian genocide and Argentinian dictatorship directed by Ignacio Dimattia in 2010, A- Diálogo sin fronteras. She has made also a documentary film about diaspora in Argentina “Acá y acullá” directed by Hernán Khourian.
Born in Galicia, Spain, Gabriel Amor has lived in New York since the age of five. He has published translations of poetry and prose by numerous Latin American writers, and received a 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant for his work on Juana I.
Craig Dworkin is the author of The Pine-Woods Notebook, Alkali, 12 Erroneous Displacements and a Fact, DEF, and numerous other books of poetry. In addition to working as a literary critic and art historian, Dworkin teaches at the University of Utah and serves as Founding Senior Editor to the Eclipse Archive.
Alec Schumacher received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently Assistant Professor of Spanish at Gonzaga University. His research focus is Chilean poetry of the neo-avant-garde, in particular, Juan Luis Martínez and Elvira Hernández. He is translator of Hernández’s The Chilean Flag.
Brian Kim Stefans is the translator of Festivals of Patience: The Verse Poems of Arthur Rimbaud, forthcoming from Kenning Editions. His books include Free Space Comix, Fashionable Noise: On Digital Poetics and Kluge: A Meditation. Also a digital artist, his work can be found at arras.net. Word Toys: Poetry and Technics appeared from University of Alabama Press in 2017.
Steven Zultanski is the author of several books, most recently On the Literary Means of Representing the Powerful as Powerless and Honestly. An excerpt of Honestly was first published as PART 3 OR 4 OF “UNFINISHED POEM IN FIVE PARTS” by Kenning Editions’ Ordinance series in 2016. A new pamphlet, Thirty-Odd Functions of Voice in the Poetry of Alice Notley, is just out from Ugly Duckling Presse. He lives in Copenhagen.