poetry in translation

April 4, 2019

Northwest Film Forum in Seattle will host an evening of poetry in translation, curated by Claudia Castro Luna, Washington State Poet Laureate, and co-presented with Indigenous Latinx Exhibit at Vermillion Gallery, Humanities Washington, and ArtsWA.

The Poetry in Translation reading series showcases the literary traditions of Seattle’s immigrant and Native communities by sharing these groups’ poetry and song in their original languages and in their equivalent English translation. The quarterly series aims to inspire and broaden the city’s literary scene. It is a celebration of the poetries, literary traditions and cultural contributions these communities make toward Seattle’s quality of life.

The event, on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 6:30pm, will feature readings by indigenous poets Duane Niatum, fabian romero, and Sasha LaPointe, alongside a screening of “Water is Life” by Tracy Rector, a monochrome tone poem in Duwamish language from the people of Chief Sealth.

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