Clayton Eshleman will be reading at the Americas Society in New York, NY (680 Park Avenue) on Tuesday, May 10th at 7pm for the book presentation Cuba Inside and Out: Aimé Césaire’s Solar Throat Slashed.
Eshleman, the foremost translator of Martinican poet Césaire (1913–2008), and A. James Arnold, the leading editor of Césaire’s French works, read from their translation of the poet’s Soleil cou coupe (Wesleyan University Press). Arnold will discuss the importance of Cuba and Cubans—including Lydia Cabrera and Wifredo Lam—in launching Césaire´s poetic career during WWII.
For more details visit the Americas Society website.
Eshleman is one of our beloved Black Sparrow Poets and author of Fracture, Hotel Cro-Magnon, My Devotion, and several other titles. All of his poetry titles are part of our one-time 50–80% off poetry sale happening now until May 20th, 2011.