Thursday, December 5, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This is a six-week class that starts on Thursday November 7th and ends on Thursday December 19th. It will not meet on Thanksgiving.
The Wide World: Translating Poetry
There is nothing so beautiful as transforming a poem from a foreign language into your own language. In this class we will work on translating poems from any language into English. If you have not yet chosen a poet, I will help you choose your poet. At the start, we will work on texts already translated, so as to have a comparison text to consult. We will talk about voice, rhythm, style, tone, and diction level; we will learn the pleasure of perusing dictionaries and thesauruses. Full attention will be given to your texts at every meeting. All skill levels are welcome.
Tickets for this 6 week session are $320. Please register at
**NYC writers: the HVWC is a short, scenic train ride on Metro North’s Hudson line. We are located immediately at the Philipse Manor RR station. No car needed! Join us!
Sarah Arvio is the author of night thoughts: 70 dream poems & notes from an analysis (2013), Sono: cantos (2006), and Visits from the Seventh (2002), for which she won the Rome Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. All three books are published by Alfred A. Knopf. Her translations of poems and a play by Federico García Lorca, Poet in Spain, was published by Knopf in 2017, to wide critical acclaim. Arvio is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Bogliasco Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She has won prizes for her work from Boston Review, The Paris Review, and Poetry. For many years a translator for the United Nations, she has also taught poetry at Princeton. She lives in New York City.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Hudson Valley Writers’ Center
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 9143325953