Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Crossing "The Invisible Bridge": A Bilingual Journey from Poet to Translator

April 7th, 2016
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Greenleaf Conference Room
100A Jones Hall

Jesse Lee Kercheval is Zona Gale Professor of English and Director of the Program in Creative Writing, University of Wisconsin-Madison. She the author of fourteen books of poetry, fiction and memoir including the bilingual Spanish/ English poetry collection Extranjera/ Stranger; the novel My Life as a Silent Movie; the poetry collection Cinema Muto, winner of a Crab Orchard Open Selection Award; The Alice Stories, winner of the Prairie Schooner Fiction Book Prize; the poetry collection Dog Angel; the memoir Space, winner of the Alex Award from the American Library Association; and the short story collection The Dogeater, winner of the Associated Writing Programs Award for Short Fiction. She is also a translator, specializing in Uruguayan poetry. Her translations include The Invisible Bridge/ El puente invisible: Selected Poems of Circe Maia. She is also the editor of América invertida: An Anthology of Emerging Uruguayan poets. She has received National Endowment Fellowships in both fiction and translation.

Professor Kercheval will discuss her work as a translator, read some of her translations, and share some of her own poetry.

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General Latin America + People
William E. Bertrand
Wisner Professor of Public Health - Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences