Northwestern University's Graduate Program in Spanish and Portuguese and the Poetry and Poetics Colloquium and Workshop present a poetry reading by Brazilian poet Claudia Roquette-Pinto. She is joined by author John Keene, who reads translations of her work.
A native of Rio de Janiero, Roquette-Pinto is the author of five books: Os Dias Gagos (1991), Saxifraga (1993), Zona de sombra (1997), Corola (2001), and Margem de Manobra (2005). Selections from these volumes have appeared in English translation in Shadow Zone (Seeing Eye Books, 1999) and The PIP Anthology of World Poetry of the 20th Century (Sun & Moon Press/Green Integer, 1997/2003). From 1986—1991, she managed Verve, a monthly publication dedicated to literature and the arts. Roquette-Pinto has also published numerous poems in anthologies and, with Regis Bonvicino, cotranslated Douglas Messerli's Primeiras Palavras (Atelie Editorial, 1999) into Portuguese.
Recorded Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Northwestern University.