Wednesday, May 31, 2006


No Biggies Today

Some updates:

Read Kim Roberts' fabulous report from Book Expo here.

Esther Iverem's wonderful site, SeeingBlack, has a new look. Check it out. The letters section has an interesting letter about Billy Collins' recent comment on NPR that Robert Hayden wasn't popular with Black readers "because he didn't write about race." The letter writer argues that these are both patently ridiculous statements. Check it out here.

I'm reading in the In Two Tongues/ En dos lenguas series tomorrow night. Here are the details.

In Two Tongues/ En dos lenguas: A Bilingual Poetry Evening
Featuring award–winning poets Sarah Browning and Gladys Ilarregui
Thursday, June 1, 2006, 7 – 9 p.m.
Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201. At the corner of Wilson and Monroe Streets, one block south of the Virginia Square/ GMU Metro station on the Orange Line.
Free and open to the public
703.248.6800 or
Second in a three-part series of bilingual poetry readings featuring established poets and emerging voices from the Mid-Atlantic States. Featured poets this evening include Sarah Browning and Gladys Ilarregui and emerging poets Mona Nicole Sfeir, Christine Stoddard, Porter J. Schiavone, and Jose R. Ballesteros. Works will be read in English and Spanish. The finalists were selected from a pool of over several dozen applicants, and will have both their original and translated works published. Dr. Rei Berroa, professor at George Mason University, is a lead coordinator of this program. En dos lenguas is made possible through the generosity of the Arlington Community Foundation. The event is preceded by a Master Class at 6 pm with Browning and Ilarregui that is also open to the public.

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