Reading by Literary Translator, Poet Olivia Sears

Translator and poet Olivia Sears
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Translator and poet Olivia Sears

The University of Arkansas Program in Creative Writing and Translation will host poet and translator Olivia Sears as its 2015 Walton Reader in Translation at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Human Environmental Sciences auditorium, HOEC 102.

The reading is free and open to the public.

Sears' translations of avant-garde poetry by women from the past 100 years have recently appeared in A Public Space, Chicago Quarterly Review, Drunken Boat, and Hotel Amerika. She has published translations of contemporary and Renaissance Italian poetry, with a particular focus on women poets and anti-war poetry. She recently completed the translation of an experimental volume from 1915 by Italian poet Ardengo Soffici, Simultaneities and Lyric Chemisms. She is the author of two works of original poetry and images, self/cell and photo/synthesis, both in collaboration with multimedia visual artist Aline Mare.

This reading is made possible by the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences, the Department of English, and the Walton Family Foundation.


Geoff Brock, professor
Program in Creative Writing & Translation


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