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PEN World Voices Festival

A Celebration of
Poets Translate Poets:
A Hudson Review Anthology

Friday, May 2, 2014, 2:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò

La Maison Française is pleased to join its neighbors on Washington Mews to present The Literary Mews NYU events as part of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.

Poets Translate Poets: A Hudson Review Anthology

Edited by Paula Deitz (Syracuse University Press, 2013)

2:00–2:30 p.m.

Mark Jarman discusses the history and traditions of translation in The Hudson Review since 1949.

2:30–3:00 p.m.

Poet/Translators R. S. Gwynn, Johanna Keller, and Charles Martin discuss their translations of Victor Hugo, Christine de Pisan, and G.G. Belli

3:00–4:00 p.m.

Actors Jeff Kline and Alexa de Puivert perform scenes from Richard Wilbur’s translation of Corneille’s Le Cid and discuss its 2013 world premiere
production, in which Kline performed the title role

Paula Deitz is the editor of The Hudson Review.
Mark Jarman is Centennial Professor of English at Vanderbilt University.
R. S. Gwynn is University Professor at Lamar University.
Johanna Keller is the Founding Director of the Goldring Arts Journalism program at the S. I. Newhouse School, Syracuse University.
Charles Martin’s most recent book is Signs & Wonders.
Jeff Kline
played Haemon in Storm Theatre’s 2014 off-Broadway production of Jean Anouilh’s Antigone.
Alexa de Puivert began her acting career in Paris at the Théâtre du Vieux Colombier.

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PWV_black.jpgPEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, New York City, April 28–May 4, 2014. For its 10th anniversary, the Festival celebrates those who have dared to stand 'on the edge,' risking their careers, and sometimes their lives, to speak out for their art and beliefs. Join us for a wide range of events, including debates, one-on-one conversations, participatory workshops and performances in venues throughout the city. PEN will feature several events in association with The Public Theater, a center for culture, arts and ideas.