Poetry In and Out of Translation: A Reading with Daniel Borzutzky and Rachel Galvin '10

Apr 2, 2024, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
PLAS 3rd Floor Atrium, Burr Hall (open to the public)



Event Description

Join us for a reading by poet-translators Daniel Borzutzky and Rachel Galvin, who will read from their original poetry and their translations of Latin American poets into English. This event includes a Q&A.


Daniel Borzutzky is a poet and translator. His latest book, The Murmuring Grief of the Americas, will be published in August 2024. His other books include The Performance of Becoming Human, winner of the 2016 National Book Award; Lake Michigan (2018) was a finalist for the Griffin International Poetry Prize, and Written After a Massacre in the Year 2018(2021). His most recent translation is Paula Ilabaca Nuñez’s The Loose Pearl (2022), winner of the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. His translation of Galo Ghigliotto's Valdivia received the American Literary Translator’s Association 2017 National Translation Award for Poetry, and he has also translated collections by Cecilia Vicuña, Raúl Zurita, and Jaime Luis Huenún. He is an Associate Professor of English and Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois Chicago.

Rachel Galvin '10 is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Director of Translation Studies at the University of Chicago. She is the author of News of War: Civilian Poetry, 1936–1945 (Oxford UP) and three poetry collections, most recently Uterotopia (Persea Books). Her translation of Raymond Queneau’s Hitting the Streets (Carcanet) won the Scott Moncrieff Prize for Translation, and her cotranslation of Decals: Complete Early Poetry of Oliverio Girondo (Open Letter Books) was a finalist for the National Translation Award. Her poems and translations appear in Best American Experimental Writing 2020, Best American Poetry 2020, Boston Review, Fence, Harvard Review, McSweeney’s, The Nation, The New Yorker, and Ploughshares. Her criticism appears in Comparative Literature Studies, Critical Inquiry, ELH, Jacket 2, MLN, Modernism/Modernity, and PMLA.


Ilya Kaminsky, Professor of Creative Writing, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University

This event is open to the public.

Program in Latin American Studies, Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication (PTIC)