Dara writes:

On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at 8pm, I am delighted to host the Ninth Annual Dara Mandle Young Poets' Reading at the singular National Arts Club. Yup, I've now got my name in the title! This year Paul D'Agostino, Tess Lewis, Andrea Monti, and Rowan Ricardo Phillips will join me on stage for a discussion and reading of poetry in translationFree and open to the public

Paul D’Agostino is an artist, curator, writer, translator and professor living in Bushwick. He holds a Ph.D. in Italian Literature and has taught at Brooklyn College, Fordham, and Rutgers. 

Tess Lewis has been awarded a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Translation Fellowship, and the Austrian Cultural Forum’s 2015 Translation Prize. She serves as an Advisory Editor for The Hudson Review and writes essays on European Literature for The American Scholar and Bookforum, among other journals. Ms. Lewis curates Festival Neue Literature, New York City’s premier annual festival of German language literature in English.

Andrea Monti is an Italian artist and curator who lives and works in Brooklyn. Monti has translated poetry from English and French, most recently for the Journal of Italian Translation. He co-directs Brooklyn’s Microscope Gallery. 

Rowan Ricardo Phillips is the author of two books of poetry, Heaven and The Ground; a book of literary criticism, When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness; and a translation of Salvador Espriu's Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth. He is the winner of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers' Award, and the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry.

Come out for this free event and hear four great readers! Lively discussion followed by punch and cookies. 

Thank you to Cherry Provost, Alice Palmisano, and all the members of the literary committee of the National Arts Club for supporting poetry and particularly this event for nine years running.