Lecture by Leonard Schwartz: "The Poetics of Conversation: Translation, Benjamin Fondane, and the New Babel"


Tuesday, April 17, 2018


5:00 pm


Sanders Classroom 212-Spitzer Auditorium

Leonard Schwartz is the author of numerous books of criticism and poetry, most recently The New Babel: Toward a Poetics of the Mid-East Crises from University of Arkansas Press, and, as editor, Cine-Poems: Selected Poems of Benjamin Fondane from NYRB Press, as well as Salamander, a bestiary with the artist, Simon Carr. Other books include A Flicker at the Edge of Things, Language as Responsibility, Gnostic Blessing, The Tower of Diverse Shores, A Message Back and Other Furors, At Element, The Library of Seven Readings, and If. He is also the host of the radio program Cross Cultural Poetics, which features interviews with poets, thinkers, performers, and artists from all over the world. He teaches poetics at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.

Tracey Sciortino

English Department