Catherine Chandler's Poetry Blog

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

My English translation of Agustini's "Mis amores" accepted for publication!

Delmira Agustini (1886-1914). Source: Wikipedia

I've just received word from Charles Martin that my English translation of Delmira Agustini's "Mis amores" has been accepted for publication in the Able Muse's upcoming translation issue.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

California Dreamin'

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Venice, California

This Fall I'll be reading at two wonderful venues: Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Venice (near Los Angeles), California, on September 27, and First Wednesday Formal in Albany, California (near Berkeley) on October 1.

At Beyond Baroque I'll be reading with Timothy Steele and Kevin Durkin. At First Wednesday Formal, I'll be reading with Lee Slonimsky and George Higgins.

Thank you, Charlotte Innes and David Rosenthal for making the arrangements!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

". . . las aguas de mi canto."

Photo by J.W.C. Adam (public domain)

Pablo Neruda's "Oda a la poesía" is beautiful, but the last ten lines are exquisite. They sum up exactly how I feel about Poetry. His play on the word "desarrollando" defies a faithful translation into English, yet it is the central idea of these lines.

. . . contigo
mientras me fui gastando
tú continuaste
desarrollando tu frescura firme,
tu ímpetu cristalino,
como si el tiempo
que poco a poco me convierte en tierra
fuera a dejar corriendo eternamente
las aguas de mi canto.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Reading Tomorrow at The Yellow Door in Montreal

I'll be reading from my new book, Glad and Sorry Seasons, tomorrow, Thursday, April 10, 2014, at The Yellow Door in Montreal. Time: 7:30 p.m.

Books will be available for sale.

Hope you can make it!

-- Cathy

Wednesday, April 2, 2014