Sunday, May 19
EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is excited to welcome back our friends from Poetry Flash on Sunday, May 19th at 3pm. This month we will be joined by Willis Barnstone and Tony Barnstone.
Willis Barnstone is a poet, teacher, memoirist, editor, and translator; he’s published more than eighty books. He’ll be reading from his Poets of the Bible and his new, not yet published translations of Guillaume Apollinaire. His books include The Restored New Testament, The Poetics of Translation, and the poetry collections Stickball on 88th Street, and Mexico in My Heart, New and Selected Poems. A Guggenheim fellow, he has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry four times, and has had four Book of the Month Club selections. His poetry has appeared in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, The New York Review of Books, and The Times Literary Supplement. His books have been translated into diverse languages including French, Italian, Romanian, Arabic, Korean, and Chinese. He was awarded the Northern California Book Awards’ Fred Cody Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.
Tony Barnstone is the youngest poet in the Barnstone dynasty. He is Associate Professor of Creative Writing and English at Whittier College, and has published a much acclaimed first volume, Impure, translations of Wang Wei, and textbooks on Asian, African, Latin American and Near Eastern Literature.