Columbus: An Evening of Poetry, Prose, and Translations with authors Daniel Shapiro, Barry Wallenstein, and Jason Weiss, and actress Gy Mirano
Join us at Book Culture on Columbus for an evening of poetry, prose, and translations with authors Daniel Shapiro, Barry Wallenstein, and Jason Weiss, and actress Gy Mirano on Wednesday, June 20th at 7pm!
Daniel Shapiro is the author of three poetry collections from Dos Madres Press: The Red Handkerchief and Other Poems (2014), Woman at the Cusp of Twilight (2016), and Child with a Swan’s Wings (2018). He is the translator of Cipango, by Chilean poet Tomás Harris (2010), which received a starred review in Library Journal; and of Missing Persons, Animals, and Artists, by Mexican author Roberto Ransom (2018). His poems, prose, and translations have been published in various journals and anthologies. He has been awarded translation fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and PEN. Shapiro is a Distinguished Lecturer in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures at The City College of New York, CUNY, where he serves as Editor of Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas.
Barry Wallenstein was born in New York City. From 1965 until 2006 he taught literature and writing at the City College of New York where he founded the journal Poetry in Performance and the Poetry Outreach Center, which in 2012 celebrated its 40th anniversary. He has published nine collections. In the early 1970's he began collaborating with jazz artists in the performance and recording of his poetry, establishing long term relationships with renowned jazz musicians, including saxophonists Arthur Blythe and Charles Tyler, and pianist John Hicks. He currently performs in New York City with pianist Adam Birnbaum and the internationally known French horn artist Vincent Chancey. In recent years, he has worked with Serge Pesce in France, Massimo Cavalli in Portugal, and the band Drastic Dislocations in Switzerland. His most recent collections are At the Surprise Hotel and Drastic Dislocations: New and Selected Poems.
Jason Weiss is the author of five semi-scholarly books, including Always in Trouble: An Oral History of ESP-Disk’, the Most Outrageous Record Label in America (2012) and The Lights of Home: A Century of Latin American Writers in Paris (2003). Among his translations are the stories of Marcel Cohen, the poems of Luisa Futoransky, and Silvana Ocampo (2015), selected poems by the renowned Argentine author. His most recent publication is Cloud Therapy, a non-fiction work; another non-fiction book, Listenings, is forthcoming. He lives in Brooklyn.
Gy Mirano is a New York actress, voice-over artist, and arts advocate originally from South America. Her television and film credits include: Law & Order, Front Line, Dora the Explorer, 3 Américas, and Rights on the Line. Her voice-acting credits have included narrations for PBS, HBO, MoMA, El Museo del Barrio, and the San Francisco Fine Arts Museum. She is on the Advisory Board and Film Jury of CUNY’s The Americas Film Festival of New York and the Film Jury of the Queens World Film Festival. Mirano’s work as a performer together with her advocacy of Latin American culture in the U.S. were recently recognized with the Gabriela Mistral, Julia Burgos, Frida Kahlo Award. www.gymirano.com