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Bethesda Magazine's 2017 Best of Bethesda Editors' Pick for "Best Place for Literary Inspiration"

 

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Nancy Naomi Carlson, Lola Haskins, Katherine E. Young
Poetry and Translation

Sat, 21 Oct, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Our program features visiting poet Lola Haskins, whose most recent collection is How Small, Confronting Morning (Jacar Press, 2016). She reads with poets who also work as translators. Nancy Naomi Carlson will read from Hammer with No Master, her recent translations of the French poet Rene Char (Tupelo Press). She is joined by Katherine Young, author of Day of the Border Guards (University of Arkansas Miller Williams Prize Finalist) and recipient of a 2017 NEA Translation fellowship.

Nancy Naomi Carlson, is the author of seven books (translated and not translated), including The Nomads, My Brothers, Go Out to Drink from the Big Dipper by Abdourahman Waberi (Seagull Books), which was a finalist for the 2016 Best Translated Book Award for Poetry. Her most recent book, Hammer with No Master, translations of René Char (Tupelo Press), was a finalist for the 2017 CLMP Firecracker Poetry Award. She is a recipient of a literature translation fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and has received grants from the Maryland Arts Council and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County. Carlson’s work has appeared in such journals as The American Poetry Review, Boulevard, The New England Review, The Georgia Review, and Poetry. She is the 2017-2018 Kensington Day of the Book Festival Poet Laureate.  www.nancynaomicarlson.com

Lola Haskins lives in Gainesville, Florida and Skipton, Yorkshire.   Her poetry has appeared in The Atlantic, the London Review of Books, London Magazine, The New York Quarterly, Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, Rattle and elsewhere, as well as having been broadcast on NPR and BBC radio.  She has published fourteen collections of poems, a poetry advice book and a non-fiction book about fifteen Florida cemeteries. Ms. Haskins has been awarded three book prizes, two NEA fellowships, four Florida Cultural Affairs fellowships,the Emily Dickinson/Writer Magazine award from Poetry Society of America, and several prizes for narrative poetry. She retired from teaching Computer Science at the University of Florida in 2005 and served from then until 2015 on the faculty of Rainier Writers Workshop.

Katherine E. Young,  the inaugural Poet Laureate of Arlington, Virginia, is the author of Day of the Border Guards (University of Arkansas Miller Williams Prize Series, 2014), one of Split This Rock’s “eagerly anticipated” picks for 2014, one of Beltway Poetry‘s “Best Books of  2014,″ and an Honorable Mention for the North Carolina Poetry Society’s Brockman-Campbell Award. Young’s poems and reviews have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, The Iowa Review, and many others. Young was named a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellow for her work on a trio of novellas by Akram Aylisli (Azerbaijan). Her translation of Russian poet Xenia Emelyanova won third place in the 2014 Joseph Brodsky-Stephen Spender Prize competition. Translations of Inna Kabysh won third place in the 2011 Joseph Brodsky-Stephen Spender Prize competition and were commended by the judges of the 2012 Brodsky-Spender Prize. 

Location: The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815
Fees: Free admission
Contact: 301-654-8664
Calendar: Workshop & Event Calendar
Category: Open Door Reading
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