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Miriam Allott Series 2016-17: Pavilion Poets launch: Marilyn Hacker, Nuar A...
Tue 9 May 2017, 17:30 – 19:00 BST
Pavilion Poets launch with Nuar Alsadir, Jodie Hollander and Marilyn Hacker who will read her translations of Venus Khoury-Ghata. 5.30pm, School of the Arts Library, 19 Abercromby Square. Introduced by Pavilion Press editor, Professor Deryn Rees-Jones (University of Liverpool, English).
Marilyn Hacker is the author of thirteen books of poems including A Stranger's Mirror, New and Selected Poems 1995-2014 (W.W. Norton, 2015) , Names (2010), Essays on Departure: New and Selected Poems 1980-2005 (Carcanet, 2006), ; Desesperanto (2003); Winter Numbers(1994) ;Going Back to the River (1990); Love, Death, and the Changing of the Seasons (1986); Assumptions (1985) ; and Presentation Piece(1974), which was the Lamont Poetry Selection of The Academy of American Poets and received a National Book Award . She has translated numerous French and Francophone poets, including Habib Tengour, Rachida Madani, Guy Goffette, Emmanuel Moses, Claire Malroux, and Venus Khoury-Ghata -- among Khoury-Ghata's books Alphabets of Sand (Carcanet, 2009) Nettles (2008) She Says (2003) andHere There Was Once a Country (2001). Hacker was editor of The Kenyon Review from 1990 to 1994, and has received numerous honours, including the American PEN Voelcker Award, 2010 (for a mid-career poet), the American PEN Award for Poetry in Translation (2009) for Marie Etienne's King of a Hundred Horsemen, the Prix Max Jacob étranger for La Rue Palimpseste, a collection of her poems translated into French by Claire Malroux (2004) , American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature (2004), two Lambda Literary Awards, the Poets' Prize 1996 for Selected Poems, and the Lenore Marshall Award of the Academy of American Poets (1995) for Winter Numbers. She lives in Paris.
Venus Khoury-Ghata is a Lebanese poet and novelist, resident in France since 1973, the author of sixteen collections of poems and twenty novels. She received the Prix Mallarme in 1987 for Monologue du mort, and the Grand Prix de la Societe des Gens de Lettres for Fables pour un people d'argile in 1992, and she was named a Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur in 2000. Her work has been translated into Arabic, Dutch, German, Italian and Russian, and she herself translates contemporary Arabic poetry into French. Her most recent collection of poems, Les obscurcis, was published in 2008 by Mercure de France, which also published her novel Sept pierres pour la femme adultere in 2007. Three collections of her poems and one novel, all translated by Marilyn Hacker, have appeared in English in the United States: She Says was a finalist for the National Book Critics' Circle Award in poetry in 2003.
Nuar Alsadir is a poet, writer, and psychoanalyst. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Granta, Slate, Grand Street, The Kenyon Review, tender, Poetry London, and The Poetry Review; and a collection of her poems, More Shadow Than Bird, was published by Salt in 2012. She is fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities, is on the faculty at New York University, and works as a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York.
Jodie Hollander originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was raised in a family of classical musicians. She studied poetry in England, and her poems have appeared in journals such as The Poetry Review, PN Review, The Dark Horse, Verse Daily, Ambit, Agenda, The Raintown Review, The Best Australian Poems of 2011, and The Best Australian Poems of 2015. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in South Africa, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant in Italy, a Hawthornden Fellowship in Scotland, and attended the MacDowell Colony in February of 2015. Her debut publication, The Humane Society, was released with Tall-Lighthouse (UK) in November 2012. She currently lives in Avon, Colorado.
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School of the Arts, 1st Floor Library - The University of Liverpool
19 Abercromby Square