Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium presents Simon Hunt and Stephen Kessler

photo 3-1The Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Presents:
Stephen Kessler
&
Simon Hunt
 
Sunday, June 10, 2:00 p.m. $5.00 Admission
Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, Monterey
(between Pearl and Munras)

 


Stephen Kessler’s poems, translations, essays, criticism, and journalism have appeared over the last fifty years in hundreds of literary magazines, newspapers, anthologies and books, most recently Garage Elegies, new poems from Black Widow Press.  His translations of Luis Cernuda have received the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men’s Poetry, the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets, and the PEN Center USA Translation Award.  His version of Save Twilight: Selected Poems by Julio Cortázar received a Northern California Book Award.  He is also the editor and principal translator of The Sonnets by Jorge Luis Borges, and the author of a novel, The Mental Traveler.  His columns appear regularly on the opinion pages of the Santa Cruz Sentinel and Monterey Herald.  www.stephenkessler.com
 
 
Simon Hunt’s first collection of poetry, Lesser Magi, is published this month, June 2018, by Hummingbird Press (and will be available at the reading).  Born in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and raised in England and the United States, he co-edited Renaissance Culture and the Everyday (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999) and contributed an essay to that volume.  His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Measure, Homestead Review, Light Quarterly, The Raintown Review, The Seventh Quarry, The Sewanee Review, and other journals—as well as in the online publications 14 X 14 and The Chimaera.  He has taught English at various levels in California, Missouri, and Nevada.  Married and the father of two, he is a member of the Board of the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation, where he has served as a volunteer docent for more than a decade.
 
Upcoming Readings: July 8, 2018: Andrena Zawinski & Jennifer Lagier 
 
For more information, please contact John Laue: (831) 684-0854
Sponsored by Old Capitol Books & the Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium
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