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Meaning from Conflict: War Poetry in the 21st Century

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Meaning from Conflict:  War Poetry in the 21st Century - A Panel Discussion

Join us for a distinguished panel of poets, translators, and editors as we discuss the role of poetry in cultures and geographies in the midst of conflict.  Our panelists include: 

JAMES ADAMS studied at the University of Texas (Austin), U.C.L.A., Oxford University and the Université Paris IV (la Sorbonne). His poetry has appeared in several anthologies and reviews, including The David Jones Journal (Wales), The Pebblelake Review and Five Inprint Poets. Adams’ first poetry collection, Noble Savage (St. Lukes Presse) was nominated for a 2007 Pulitzer Prize. He edited the critically acclaimed international war poetry anthologies Against Agamemnon: War Poetry 2009, and No, Achilles: War Poems

PETER ANDERSON hails from South Africa, but currently resides in North Texas where he is an associate professor of English at Austin College. He is the author of a previous collection of poems, Vanishing Ground.  His work in fiction and poetry has appeared in numerous literary magazines and has been anthologized in both America and South Africa. The Unspeakable, his first novel, won the Alex la Guma Award for International Fiction. 

SHEILA E. MELO is an English/Spanish poetry translator. She earned her B.A. in Humanities and Social Sciences from Rice University. She currently serves as associate editor for the forthcoming translation anthology Enjambment: Poetry in Translation. She specializes in translating conflict poetry.

Earlier Event: September 8
Second Thursday: Vinyl Night