FOREST CITY, IOWA, March. 18, 2021 – Waldorf University to host poet and translator Laura Cesarco Eglin on Wednesday, April 7. The event is a part of the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series sponsored by the Waldorf University English Department and Creative Writing Department. The reading is free and open to the public from 6-7 p.m. in the Odvin Hagen Recital Hall located at 106 S. Sixth St. Forest City, Iowa. Masks and social distancing will be required.
Laura Cesarco Eglin is a poet and translator. She is the author of three collections of poetry: “Calling Water by Its Name”, translated by Scott Spanbauer (Mouthfeel Press, 2016), “Sastrería” (Yaugurú, 2011), and “Reborn in Ink”, translated by Catherine Jagoe and Jesse Lee Kercheval (The Word Works, 2019). She has also published three chapbooks: “Life”, “One Not Attached to Conditionals” (Thirty West Publishing House, 2020), “Occasions to Call Miracles Appropriate” (The Lune, 2015), and “Tailor Shop: Threads”, co-translated with Teresa Williams (Finishing Line Press, 2013). Her poems, as well as her translations (from the Spanish, Portuguese, Portuñol, and Galician), have appeared in a variety of journals, including Asymptote, Modern Poetry in Translation, Eleven Eleven, Puerto del Sol, Copper Nickel, Spoon River Poetry Review, Arsenic Lobster, International Poetry Review, Tupelo Quarterly, They New Yorker, Columbia Poetry Review, Blood Orange Review, Timber, Pretty Owl Poetry, Pilgrimage, Periódico de Poesía, and more. Cesarco Eglin is the translator of “Of Death. Minimal Odes” by the Brazilian author Hilda Hilst (co•im•press), winner of the 2019 Best Translated Book Award in Poetry and co-translated from the “Portuñol of Fabián Severo’s Night in the North” (Eulalia Books, 2020). She is the co-founding editor and publisher of Veliz Books.
For more information please contact Ryan Clark at ryan.clark@waldorf.edu
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