A series of poetry readings will take place during the spring semester at New York University’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, located at 53 Washington Square South. Curated by Lila Zemborain of NYU’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages, the events are free and open to the public (photo ID required for admission). For further information, call 212.998.3650 or visit www.nyu.edu/kjc.
On Friday, January 26, at 6:15 p.m., participants in NYU’s Creative Writing in Spanish course will read from their works. They will be introduced by Zemborain and Mariela Dreyfus. The reading is in Spanish.
On Friday, February 16, at 6:15 p.m., “Poets from the Balearic Islands” will feature readings by Ponç Pons from Menorca and Miquel Cardell from Majorca. The bilingual reading in Catalan and in Spanish will be introduced by Melcion Mateu and is co-sponsored by the Institut d’Estudis Baleàrics.
On Friday, February 23, at 6:15 p.m., Argentine poet Arturo Carrera and Peruvian poet Eduardo Chirinos will read from their works in Spanish.
On Friday, March 23, at 6:15 p.m., Venezuelan poet Patricia Guzmán and Argentine poet Mercedes Roffe will read in Spanish. They will be introduced by Sergio Chejfec and Alejandro Varderi.
The final reading is on Friday, April 27, at 6:15 p.m. and features Cuban poet José Kozer presenting his new book Stet. Selected Poems, published by Junction Press in 2006. The book was edited and translated into English by Mark Weiss, who will introduce the poet’s work. This is a bilingual reading in Spanish and English.