Thursday, May 09, 2019 7:30 PM
In the basement of the store
2476 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley
Stephen Kessler’s new book of poems is Garage Elegies. Author of several previous collections, he is an all-around man of letters, perhaps best known as a translator from Spanish: his translations of Luis Cernuda have won 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 Julio Cortázar’s Save Twilight: Selected Poems won a Northern California Book Award. He is also the editor and principle trnslator of The Sonnets by Jorge Luis Borges. Author of one novel, The Mental Traveler, he has edited numerous magazines and newspapers, including The Redwood Coast Review, four-time winner of the California Library Association’s PR Excellence Award.
Carolyn Tipton’s debut book of poems is The Poet of Poet Laval. She is also a noted translator from Spanish. She has translated two books of poems by Rafael Alberti: the first, To Painting: Poems by Rafael Alberti won the National Translation Award; the second, Returnings: Poems of Love and Distance, won the Cliff Becker Translation Prize. Among her honors are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.