A NEW CADENCE POETRY SERIES PRESENTS
a reading and book signing by Stephen Kessler
from his translation of the New Selected Poems of one of Spain’s greatest poets
Saturday July 18, 2015, 7pm
Felix Kulpa Gallery
107 Elm Street
Luis Cernuda (1902-1963) is one of the leading modern poets in the Spanish language. Stephen Kessler’s earlier translation of Cernuda’s prose poems, Written in Water (City Lights Books, 2004) received the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men’s Poetry, and his version of Cernuda’s late poems, Desolation of the Chimera (White Pine Press, 2009), received the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets. Forbidden Pleasures (Black Widow Press, 2015), which is selected from the first twenty-five years of Cernuda’s career (1924-1949), completes the third volume of Kessler’s selected Cernuda and is the largest collection of his poetry ever to appear in English. Please join us to celebrate the publication of this important book.
For more about the translator, visit www.stephenkessler.com.
CO-SPONSORED BY POETRY SANTA CRUZ