April 8, 7pm
Weaver Library
41 Grove Ave
East Providence, RI 02914

Martha Collins will discuss Vietnamese literature and read some of her translations of Vietnamese poems.  She will offer brief comments on the literary history of Vietnam, but her main focus will be on contemporary poetry, and the challenges and rewards of translation.  Collins has individually published six volumes of poetry, for which she has won numerous awards, and two volumes of co-translated Vietnamese poetry; a third volume of her co-translations will be published this year.  Formerly Pauline Delaney Professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin College, she is now an editor for FIELD magazine and the Oberlin College Press, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her website is http://www.marthacollinspoet.com

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