[act-ma] 5/9 An Evening of Poetry from Burma and Sudan (Thurs)

Luis Edgardo Cotto luis.cotto at gmail.com
Wed May 8 11:24:05 PDT 2013

*Grolier Poetry Book Shop and the Democracy Center*

*Present an Evening of Poetry*

>From Burma and Sudan*

Khin Aung Aye

James Byrne

Adrie Kusserow

Zeyar Lynn

*At The Democracy Center*
45 Mount Auburn Street • Cambridge, MA

Thursday, May 9th  • 7:00 pm • $5 suggested donation

*Khin Aung Aye* has published 11 collections of poetry, which include
collaborations with leading poets and translators from Burma like Zeyar
Lynn and his own cousin and early teacher, Maw Rosseau. His latest
collection, 54 Sentences Dictated by free though,  was published in Yangon
this summer. He lives in Bangkok.

*James Byrne* is the editor of *The Wolf*, an internationally renowned
poetry magazine, which he co-founded in 2002.  His second collection in the
UK,*Blood/Sugar* was published by Arc Publications in November 2009.  In
2012 he co- translated and co-edited *Bones Will Crow*, the first anthology
of contemporary Burmese poetry to be published in the West.

 *Adrie Kusserow's* book *Refuge* is forthcoming from Boa Editions, Ltd.
She is a cultural anthropologist and poet, working primarily with Nuba
Refugee youth in South Sudan. "Not only do the poems in *Refuge* serve to
witness that which would otherwise be given to the erasures of history,
they transcend borders and serve as bridges to a deeply human experience."
- Brian Turner.

*Zeyar Lynn *is a poet, critic, writer, translator and language instructor
who lives in Rangoon. He has instigated a wider appreciation of postmodern
and L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poetry forms into Burmese, and is widely regarded as
the most influential living poet in Burma. He has published* Distinguishing
Features*(2006), *Real/Life: Prose Poems* (2009) and*Kilimanjaro*
(2010), *Poetry
Means Craft*(2011). He has also translated various Western poets.

*Adrie Kusserow will read from her book Refuge about youth in the Sudan.

** James Byrne will read from his work and will translate the Burmese

James Byrne is part of the International Poets in Conversation Project
sponsored by the Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute
Luis E. Cotto | http://about.me/luiscotto

*~ "Pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living." -- *Mother Jones
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