Double Translation Night This Wednesday

Of course, soon after I posted about Translation Night at the Asian American Writers Workshop, which I’ll be participating in tomorrow evening, I heard about a second luscious translation event that will be happening that very same evening farther uptown: poet and translator Geoffrey Brock presenting his just-out anthology: The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry. Geoff is a wonderful reader and speaker, and I so wish I wasn’t having to miss this one. He will be joined by Jonathan Galassi, President of Farrar, Straus and Giroux and a translator in his own right, and Maria Truglio, Professor of Italian Literature at Penn State. The book launch will be held at the Italian Cultural Institute at 686 Park Avenue, 6:00 p.m.  If you go, please let me know how the evening went. Or better yet, put on your seven league boots and come to both!

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