jueves, 6 de marzo de 2014

Peru's Underground/American Avant-Garde: Kloaka and the Beat Generation

[Philip Whalen, Anne Waldman, and Allen Ginsberg, Naropa Institute, 1975 - Photograph by Rachel Homer]

March 21, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Members-only reception and book-signing to follow.

Admission: FREE for Americas Society Members; $10.00 for non-members.

This opening event for the Americas Society's Spring 2014 Literature season will feature Peruvian poets Mariela Dreyfus and Roger Santiváñez and U.S. poet Anne Waldman—associated with the Beat writers, and who worked closely with Allen Ginsberg—who will read from their latest books. The reading will underscore the counterpoint of two poetry movements—the American Beat Generation of the 1950s and the Peruvian Kloaka movement of the 1980s—in order to understand the influence of both on their respective cultures and to create a poetic synergy for the present and beyond. Scheduled for the Spring Solstice, the program will celebrate poetic culture as an expression of non-violence and, in particular, the respective new titles by all three poets—Dreyfus's Pez/Fish (Nirala), Santiváñez's Roberts Pool Crepúsculos (Hipocampo), and Waldman's Gossamurmur (Penguin). Translators E.M. O'Connor and Elsa Costa will also participate. A book-signing will follow the reading, in collaboration with Posman Books. In English with bilingual readings.

We thank the following institutions for helping publicize this event: Columbia University; the Hispanic New York Project; Hunter College, CUNY; InterAmericas®; The International Literary Quarterly; McNally Jackson Books; New York University; St. Marks Poetry Project; Words Without Borders.

Event Information: Jose Negroni | jnegroni@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8353Press Inquiries: Adriana La Rotta | alarotta@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8384

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The Spring 2014 Literature Program is made possible by generous support from The Reed Foundation, by an award from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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Location and Hours
All our culture programs take place at Americas Society, unless noted. We are located at 680 Park Avenue at 68th Street in New York City. To arrive by public transportation, take the 6 train to 68th Street / Hunter CollegeMap. For wheelchair access, kindly call in advance. 
Gallery hours are Wednesdays to Saturdays from 12 pm to 6 pm.
About Americas Society
Americas Society is the premier forum dedicated to education, debate and dialogue in the Americas. Our mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.
Photo: Poet Anne Waldman (Photo courtesy of MDCarchives).
Dear Friends: 

On Friday, March 21st we’re having a great program here at the Americas Society titled: Peru's Underground/American Avant-Garde: Kloaka and the Beat Generation.
If you’re not a member, I’m going to need to ask you to supplement our ticket sales at: https://online.as-coa.org/as-coa/new-york/culture/lit-3.21.14-kloaka-and-the-beat-generation-nonmember-registration.
You’ll love this event and it’s very cheap, but who knows if we’ll sell it out.  So let me know if you can invest in literature until we’re at full capacity for the 21st.  Thanks so much.

José Négroni
Americas Society
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY  10065
(212) 277-8353 (direct)

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