Mon, November 6, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library
Room 108, 1st Floor, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. followed by Montgomery Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Fiona Sze-Lorrain is a poet, literary translator, and zheng harpist who writes and translates in English, French, and Chinese. Her third poetry collection, The Ruined Elegance, out from Princeton, is a finalist for the 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and chosen by Library Journal as one of the "Best Books 2015: Poetry." Her latest translation, contemporary Chinese poet-scenographer Yi Lu’s Sea Summit (Milkweed, 2016), is shortlisted for the Best Translated Book Award. Also the author of two previous titles, My Funeral Gondola (2013) and Water the Moon (2010), and several translations of contemporary Chinese, Taiwanese, and American poets, she lives in Paris. (www.fionasze.com)
Beth Feldman Brandt is a poet and performer whose work on the page and stage explores diverse topics from 16th-century herbal remedies to dating before the Internet. Most recently, she wrote and performed in RetroLove with jazz collaborator Monnette Sudler. A book and album of RetroLove are available at brandtwords.com.