The Word Works and the DC-Area Literary Translators Network (DC-ALT) present Café Muse, featuring poet/translators Andrea Jurjević and Seth Michelson. The poet Barbara Goldberg will host. Come chat with other listeners while you listen to Michael C. Davis playing the guitar before the featured readers begin at 7:30pm. Registration is free. To do so go to https://www.crowdcast.io/e/poetry-in-translation/register
ANDREA JURJEVIĆ is the author of Small Crimes (Anhinga Press, 2017), winner of the 2015 Philip Levine Poetry Prize, and the translator, from Croatian, of Olja Savičević’s Mamasafari (Diálogos Press, 2018) and Marko Pogačar’s Dead Letter Office (The Word Works, 2020). Her award-winning work appears in The Believer, TriQuarterly, The Missouri Review, Gulf Coast, and The Southeast Review, among others. A native of Croatia, Andrea teaches at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.
SETH MICHELSON is the award-winning author of sixteen books of poetry, his own and translations, including Swimming Through Fire (Press 53, 2017), Eyes Like Broken Windows (Press 53, 2012), and most recently, the translation of Liliana Ancalao’s Women of the Big Sky (The Word Works, 2020). He edited and translated the poetry anthology Dreaming America: Voices of Undocumented Youth in Maximum-Security Detention (Settlement House, 2017). He teaches at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA.
BARBARA GOLDBERG is the award-winning author of seven poetry collections, including Breaking and Entering: New and Selected Poems (The Word Works, forthcoming), The Royal Baker’s Daughter (U Wisconsin Press, 2008), winner of the Felix Pollak Poetry Prize, and Transformation: The Poetry of Translation (Poets Choice Press, 2019), winner of the Valentin Krustev Translation Award. She is Series Editor of The Word Works International Editions.