Two Poets, Four Languages, April 29


TWO POETS, FOUR LANGUAGES: On April 29, 2012, at 4:30pm A Gathering of the Tribes hosts a reading by two poets who weave multiple languages through and around their poetry, exploring and testing the boundaries of culture, language, and meaning.

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John Gosslee will read from his collection 12 (Gival Press, 2011), which approaches the twelve signs of the zodiac through the time-tested form of the sonnet. Each sonnet in 12 is presented in English, French, and Spanish, presenting a uniquely polyglot exploration of a subject that has compelled many cultures and eras. John will also bring some of his newest work to perform.

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Turkish-American poet and artist Kamal Ayyildiz looks across cultures through the pairing of poetry with photography. He will open the evening with poetry from his book The Cistern (2007, Citlembik), along with other new works.



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