Poets in Translation: Yosano Akiko and Francis Ponge

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Japanese poet Yosano Akiko was passionate, feminist, and modern. Poems from her first book, Tangled Hair, have been translated by Sam Hamill, Kenneth Rexroth, and Jane Reichhold. Our second poet, Francis Ponge, writes in French and is a poet of things. Employing surrealist tendencies, he wrote prose poems with such titles as “The Pleasures of the Door,” “Nuptial Habits of Dogs,” and “. . . Just Wind!” Translators include Robert Bly, Cid Corman, and C.K. Williams. Through reading, discussion, and comparison, we'll delve into these poets and the gifts they bring to literary imagination.

Instructor: Lynn Wagner Learn More


Jun 17, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm