Friday, October 17, 2008

Alastair Reid at Russell House Saturday

Noted poet, essayist and regular contributor to the New Yorker Alastair Reid will give a reading and a talk at Wesleyan University's Russell House on Washington Street.

According to the Wesleyan calendar:

Alastair Reid is a distinguished poet, translator, essayist, and traveler. Born in Scotland in 1926, he graduated from St. Andrews University and has since lived in countries across Europe, in Morocco, in the United States, and in Central and South America. Since 1959, Reid has written for The New Yorker, playing a major role as staff writer, South American editor, traveling correspondent, and noted champion of Latin American literature. He is the author of over twenty books - poems, essays, prose chronicles, and translations - and his writings have been widely translated. Reid's collections include Oases (1997), Whereabouts (1987), Weathering (1978) and To Lighten My House (1953). On the Blue Shore of Silence (2004) is a new selection of his translations of Neruda's poems of the sea. Reid has taught Latin American studies and literature as a visiting professor at schools across the United States and in England. In 2001, he received the PEN Kolovakos Award for Translation.

PLACE: Russell House
TIME: 3:00 pm

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