Mon, Feb 13|
Oaxaca de Juárez
Book Reading -Hechizo - by Mark Statman - FREE EVENT
"A hechizo is, for good or ill, a spell, a kind of magic cast into or from life's uncertainties, an act of language, eliciting both the furies of a corrupt world and the redemptions of love and poetry. Mark Statman's HECHIZO draws on both types of spells with an urgent lyricism.
Time & Location
Feb 13, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Oaxaca de Juárez, Calle de José María Pino Suárez 519, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico
About the event
About the Book:
"A hechizo is, for good or ill, a spell, a kind of magic cast into or from life's uncertainties, an act of language, eliciting both the furies of a corrupt world and the redemptions of love, poetry in its earliest and most enduring form. Mark Statman's HECHIZO draws on both types of spells with an urgent lyricism, at once quick-moving and inclusive. There is a unique capacity here for engaging the furies of the social and political fully with the self, a measure of judgment and complicity, akin to the morally complex rhapsodic traditions of modern poetry in Spanish, which Statman successfully engaged with as a translator. The collection ends with a section of love poems, also called "Hechizo," redemptive but hardly certain, the prospect of love, for his parents, for two strangers sighted in the park, for himself. This is a powerful collection, personal, in the best, most richly evolved sense."--Michael Anania
Mark Statman is an American writer, translator, and poet. He is Emeritus Professor of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College the New School for Liberal Arts in New York City, where he taught from 1985 to 2016. He has published 11 books, 6 of poetry, 3 of translation, and 2 on pedagogy and poetry. His writing has appeared in numerous anthologies and reviews.
This is a FREE event. Reservation are optional.