The Poetic Research Bureau presents a bilingual reading with Mexican poet Jorge Ortega and translators Anthony Seidman and Johnny Payne.
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Jorge Ortega is a Mexican poet and essayist born in Mexicali, Baja California. His books include Ajedrez de polvo, Estado del tiempo, Guía de forasteros, and Bedouins. His poems, book reviews and articles have appeared in Letras Libres, Nexos, Quimera, Revista de Occidente and Periódico de Poesía. Currently a research teacher at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at CETYS University in Baja California.
Anthony Seidman is a poet-translator from Los Angeles. His translations include Smooth-Talking Dog: Poems by Roberto Castillo Udiarte (Phoneme Media), For Love of the Dollar (Unnamed Press) by J.M. Servín, Luna Park (Cardboard House Press) by Luis Cardoza y Aragón, and A Stab in the Dark by Facundo Bernal (LARB Classics). His latest collection of poetry is A Sleepless Man Sits Up In Bed (Eyewear Publishing).
Johnny Payne is the author of the novels The Hard Side of the River, La muerte de Papi, Bedfellows, Silver Dagger, and Kilcairn. His books of poetry are Vassal and Heaven of Ashes. His most recent plays are Los Feliz and Cannibals. He directs the MFA in Creative Writing at Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles.
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Saturday, September 21 2019
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Chinatown, Los Angeles