Anne Waldman, Mariela Dreyfus, Roger Santiváñez, Americas Society, New York, NY

Anne Waldman, Mariela Dreyfus & Roger Santiváñez
Members-only reception and book-signing to follow.

“Peru’s Underground/American Avant-Garde: Kloaka and the Beat Generation”

Americas Society
680 Park Ave
New York, NY

Admission: FREE for Americas Society Members; $10.00 for non-members.

This opening event for the Americas Society’s Spring 2014 Literature season will feature Peruvian poets Mariela Dreyfus and Roger Santiváñez and U.S. poet Anne Waldman—associated with the Beat writers, and who worked closely with Allen Ginsberg—who will read from their latest books. The reading will underscore the counterpoint of two poetry movements—the American Beat Generation of the 1950s and the Peruvian Kloaka movement of the 1980s—in order to understand the influence of both on their respective cultures and to create a poetic synergy for the present and beyond. Scheduled for the Spring Solstice, the program will celebrate poetic culture as an expression of non-violence and, in particular, the respective new titles by all three poets—Dreyfus’s Pez/Fish (Nirala), Santiváñez’s Roberts Pool Crepúsculos (Hipocampo), and Waldman’s Gossamurmur (Penguin). Translators E.M. O’Connor and Elsa Costa will also participate. A book-signing will follow the reading, in collaboration with Posman Books. In English with bilingual readings.

We thank the following institutions for helping publicize this event: Columbia University; the Hispanic New York Project; Hunter College, CUNY; InterAmericas®; The International Literary Quarterly; McNally Jackson Books; New York University; St. Marks Poetry Project; Words without Borders; and the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y.

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