This spring we celebrate a new issue of The Georgia Review with poet, translator, and editor Joshua Beckman, whose translation with Ana Pepelnik of the Slovenian poet Primož Čučnik appears in our Spring 2017 issue. Beckman will read from his work at 7 pm at the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (Athica). Music by Scott Creney and Brigette Adair Herron of Tunabunny and a reception catered by Abrahim’s Parlor will follow.
Joshua Beckman was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the author of nine books, including The Inside of an Apple, Take It, Shake, Your Time Has Come, and two collaborations with Matthew Rohrer: Nice Hat. Thanks. and Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty. He is an editor at Wave Books and has translated numerous works of poetry and prose, including Micrograms, by Jorge Carrera Andrade, 5 Meters of Poems (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010) by Carlos Oquendo de Amat and Poker (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008) by Tomaž Šalamun, which was a finalist for the PEN America Poetry in Translation Award. Most recently, he has co-edited Supplication: Selected Poems of John Wieners.
This event is free an open to the public, and is sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Please also join us from 3-4 pm on 3/22 in the Park Hall Library at UGA for a Q & A session regarding Beckman’s work as an editor and translator.