Yale Working Group in Contemporary Poetry

Bill Berkson at Yale

Posted in Announcements, Events by beineckepoetry on October 21, 2010

WGCP related event:

Bill Berkson
Divine Conversation:
Art, Poetry, & the Death of the Addressee
Yale School of Art
36 Edgewood Avenue,  Room 204
Monday, October 25
6 pm

Bill Berkson is the author of more than sixteen poetry collections, including Serenade, Fugue State, and his 1960s collaborations with Frank O’Hara, Hymns of St. Bridget & Other Writings. A selection of his criticism, The Sweet Singer of Modernism & Other Art Writings 1985-2003, appeared from Qua Books in 2004. He was the Distinguished Mellon Lecturer for 2006 at the Skowhegan School of Art. His most recent publication is Gloria, a set of new poems accompanied by etchings by Alex Katz (Arion Press).

 

 

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October 7 Meeting Minutes

Posted in Events, Member News, WGCP Communications by beineckepoetry on October 15, 2010

Friday, October 7, WGCP members Donald Brown and Hilary Kaplan

From the October 7 Meeting Minutes

On Friday, October 8th, Hilary Kaplan led a discussion of the work of the contemporary Brazilian poet Angelica Freitas.  Our discussion was centered on Rilke Shake, the poet’s first collection, which Hilary has been translating into English.  The conversation ranged from specifics about Freitas and her work to more general thinking about the process of translation and how one best serves that activity.  For instance, the question was asked, does one strive to create a fairly precise representation at least to the letter of the poem (in terms or form and connect) or does one strive to preserve the spirit of the original poem, even if that means introducing new elements or elements from the target cultural milieu rather than the original context?

But we began by discussing how it was that Hilary came to be translating the work. She described the amount of freedom or least flexibility she feels translating a poem close to the beginning of her career rather than a figure who has become a vested cultural authority.  The fact that Freitas was a kind of peer and the fact that she was young, queer, plugged into both literary as well as pop culture meant that Hilary could hear the work by way of a shared cross-cultural zeitgeist, one made up by a form of cosmopolitan and heterogeneous frames of reference.  Freitas’s publisher is Cosacnaify, whose list is comprised mainly of young, contemporary Brazilian poets.  Among these poets is Ricardo Domeneck, with whom Freitas edits the journals Hilda (http://hildamagazine.com/home.html) and Modo de Usar (http://revistamododeusar.blogspot.com/).

The complete meeting minutes are available online: October 7 Meeting Minutes.

Ann Lauterbach at Yale

Posted in Uncategorized by beineckepoetry on October 11, 2010

WGCP Related Event:

Ann Lauterbach

The Given and the Chosen

Tuesday, October 12, 6pm

Yale School of Art: Sculpture Building, Studio 204

1156 Chapel Street

About Ann Lauterbach, from the Academy of American Poets (poets.org; Ann Lauterbach)

Ann Lauterbach was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, she attended Columbia University on a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. She moved to London before completing her M.A. in English Literature.

She lived in London for eight years, working variously in publishing and art institutions. On her return to the U.S., she worked for a number of years in art galleries in New York before she began teaching.

Lauterbach is the author of several poetry collections, including Or to Begin Again (Penguin, 2009), which was nominated for the National Book Award, and which takes its name from a sixteen-poem elegy inspired by both Lewis Carroll‘s Alice and T. S. Eliot‘s The Wasteland. She is also the author of Hum (2005), If in Time: Selected Poems 1975-2000 (2001), On a Stair (1997), And for Example (1994), Clamor (1991), Before Recollection (1987), and Many Times, but Then (1979), as well as a book of essays, The Night Sky: Writings on the Poetics of Experience.

About her work, John Ashbery has said: “Ann Lauterbach’s poetry goes straight to the elastic, infinite core of time.”

She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the New York State Foundation for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and in 1995, she was awarded the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship.

Lauterbach has taught at Brooklyn College, Columbia, Iowa, Princeton, and at the City College of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center. She is currently Schwab Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College, where she has also been, since 1991, co-chair of writing in the Milton Avery School of the Arts. She is also a visiting core critic at the Yale Graduate School of the Arts.

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Hilary Kaplan on Angelica Freitas

Posted in Uncategorized by beineckepoetry on October 6, 2010

On Friday, October  8 from 3-5 PM in room 116 of the Whitney Humanities Center the WGCP will be discussing the work of the Brazilian poet Angelica Freitas.  Specifically we will be reading a selection of poems from her book Rilke Shake. Our discussion that day will be shaped by the input of Hilary Kaplan, a WGCP member-at-large and Freitas’ American translator. Hilary’s  terrific essay on translating Freitas is available here: http://digitalartifactmagazine.com/issue2/Translating_Poems_from_Angelica_Freitas_Rilke_shake

The first two paragraphs provide a biography for this poet: Rilke shake (São Paulo: Cosac Naify, 2007), a collection of 45 short poems, is the first book by the young Brazilian poet Angélica Freitas. The title, a pun on milkshake (which in Brazil’s vernacular means just what it does in English), indicates the book’s contents: poetry approached as a shake of languages, words, canonical tradition and a measure of delight, whirred in postmodernity’s ironic blender. The often first-person poems grapple with shaking off the influence of not only Rilke but also Shakespeare (the pun is not lost), Stein, Keats, Moore, Bishop, Bashō, Blake, Brodsky and Pound. In “não consigo ler os cantos” (“i can’t manage to read the cantos”) the speaker, established as female at the beginning of the book, asks the revolutionary and rhetorical question, “vamos nos livrar de ezra pound?/…/vamos nos livrar de mariane moore?” (“shall we free ourselves from ezra pound?/…/shall we free ourselves from marianne moore?”). Since she can’t shake free of these titans, she shakes them together with everything else real and imagined from her life—family, languages learned or overheard, travels, dreams, homeland, and so on—to see if anything tasty results.

Born 8 April 1973 in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Freitas studied journalism at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Porto Alegre, then worked as a reporter in São Paulo. She now lives in Pelotas and Holland, where she is translating poetry and working on a second book. She has published poems in the Brazilian journal Inimigo Rumor, and in Diário de Poesía (Argentina) and aguasfurtadas (Portugal). A translation of “love (collage)” appeared in Issue 6 (Spring 2007), dedicated to Brazilian poetry, of the American poetry journal Aufgabe; translations into English of “What is a tschüsstschüss?” (“o que é um baibai?”) and “Love, a collage” can be found in the German online art magazine Hilda. Freitas’ work is also included in the anthology Cuatro poetas recientes de Brasil (Buenos Aires: Black & Vermelho, 2006). She co-edits the Brazilian poetry journal Modo de Usar & Co (in print and online at revistamododeusar.blogspot.com) and keeps her own blog, tome uma xícara de chá (loop.blogspot.com).