Amy Glynn and Garrett Hongo
It’s a reading by multigenre writer Amy Glynn (featured in Best American Poetry, and author of A Modern Herbal and the forthcoming Romance Language) and Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellow Garret Hongo, author of Coral Road: Poems, three anthologies, Volcano: A Memoir of Hawai’i and The Mirror Diary: Selected Essays. Fun facts about these readers: Glynn won an award called the Literal Latté Essay Award and Hongo was born in Volcano, Hawaii.
Word Works: Ada Limón
How do we explore what has vanished? And why has poetry proven through the ages to be so well-suited for this exploration? Poet Ada Limón, author of four books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award, talks about the art of the elegy in “Grief and Release: Poetry as Elegy,” the latest installment of Hugo House’s Word Works series. The next day, you can practice the elegy in your own work in Limón’s workshop on the same subject.
Frye Art Museum
Poetry y traducción: A Bilingual Reading with Eugenia Toledo & Francisco Aragón
It’s easy for the music of your native language to be worn away by familiarity, which is why reading and hearing poems in translation can be uniquely restorative. At this event, Seattle-based poet Eugenia Toledo joins visiting poet Francisco Aragón for a reading followed by a talk moderated by poet and translator Carolyne Wright. Aragón is the founder of Letras Latinas, the author of Puerta del Sol and Glow of Our Sweat and editor of the anthology The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry. Chilean native Eugenia Toledo is the author of poetry collections Arquitectura de ausencias (Architecture of Absences), Tempo de metales y volcanes (Time of Metals and Volcanoes) and Casa de Máquinas (House of Machines). Toledo also wrote the bilingual collection Trazas de mapa, trazas de sangre / Map Traces, Blood Traces after traveling in Chile with Wright.