Contributor News: Art Beck

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Leopoldo María Panero.

Art Beck (reviews of Vicente Aleixandre and Pierre Michon) and Arturo Mantecón will present their translations of the works of the Latin poets Luxorius and Catullus, as well as the works of Leopoldo María Panero and Francisco Ferrer Lerín, on

Thursday, May 29, 6:30 p.m.
The Readers Café and Bookstore
Building C, Room 165
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

Your host for the evening will be Neeli Cherkovski.

Art Beck is the translator of Opera Omnia or, a Duet for Sitar and Trombone, the complete works of the poet Luxorius. Some samples can be found here.

Arturo Mantecón is the translator of the mad Spanish poet, Leopoldo María Panero. His published volumes of the poet’s work include My Naked Brain and Like an eye in the hand of a beggar. Lucina Schell recently reviewed the latter at Reading in Translation. Mantecon is currently working on translating the work of another Spaniard, Ferrer Lerín.

Poets in their own right, Beck and Mantecón will read their own work, time permitting. The Readers Café and Bookstore is operated by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.