Yale Working Group in Contemporary Poetry

Chinese Poetry, World Literature, and Dual Translation

Posted in Announcements, Events, Member News by beineckepoetry on January 29, 2010

February 3rd at 5:30 in HGS 312, Lucas Klein be giving a talk  titled “Foreign Echoes & Discerning the Soil: A Look at Chinese Poetry, World Literature, and Dual Translation Then and Now.”

In this talk, Lucas will attempt to define World Literature, how it has shaped and been shaped by Chinese poetry in the 20thcentury and in the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907), and what translation and translation studies can tell us about the economics and politics of literary production and consumption in a global perspective. Plus, Lucas will do it all through close-reading and contextualizing specific poems in an effort to encompass the argument of his dissertation in under 35 minutes.

Lucas Klein is a union organizer and editor of the online journal of creative translation, «www.CipherJournal.com». After living in Beijing and Paris, his current home is in Connecticut, where he slouches towards a PhD in Chinese Literature at Yale. His translations, essays, and poems have appeared or are forthcoming at CipherJournal, Frank, Manoa, Composite Translations, Palimpsest, and Big Bridge, and he regularly reviews books for Rain Taxi and other venues.


Keith Waldrop Visit

Posted in Announcements, Events, WGCP Communications by beineckepoetry on January 26, 2010

Keith Waldrop (recent winner of the National Book Award for Poetry) will be joining the WGCP this Friday, January 29, from 3-5 in Rm 116 of the Whitney Humanities Center.  The conversation will consider questions raised by the WGCP’s December discussion of Waldrop’s work (linked here: WGCP Mailing List Archive).

Two interviews with Waldrop are linked below.

Keith Waldrop interviewed by Peter Gizzi:  http://www.sigliopress.com/library/waldrop/kw_petergizzi.htm

Close Listening Interview with Keith Waldrop: http://media.sas.upenn.edu/pennsound/authors/Waldrop-K/Close-Listening/Waldrop-Keith_Close-Listening_conversation_11-05-09.mp3

Spring 2010 Schedule

Posted in Announcements, Events, WGCP Communications by beineckepoetry on January 12, 2010

The Working Group in Contemporary Poetry spring 2010 meetings are as follows; unless otherwise noted, meetings take place in room 116 at the Whitney Humanities Center at 3pm. Changes will be announced on this site and on the WGCP List.

WGCP Meeting, Keith Waldrop Visit
Friday, January 29, 3 p.m.
Readings: Transcendental Studies by Keith Waldrop

WGCP Meeting with Tim Young at Beinecke Library: Imaginary Languages
Friday, February 12, 3 p.m.
Readings: Eugene Jolas, “From Jabberwocky to Lettrism”; additional readings TBA
NOTE: this meeting will take place in room 38 at Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street
please review the Library’s Guidelines for Visitors to Seminar Rooms

WGCP Meeting
Friday, March 26, 3 p.m.
Readings: TBA / Lyn Hejinian

Related Event: Lyn Hejinian Poetry Reading
Tuesday, April 13, 4:00 pm
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu

WGCP Meeting, Lyn Hejinian Visit
Wednesday, April 14, TIME TBA
Readings: TBA / Lyn Hejinian

WGCP Meeting
Friday, April 30, 3 p.m.
Readings: Meteoric Flowers by Elizabeth Willis

WGCP Meeting, Elizabeth Willis Visit
Friday, May 7, 3 p.m.
Readings: Meteoric Flowers by Elizabeth Willis