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Poetry Reading at Bad Animal

About Poetry Reading at Bad Animal

Carolyn L. Tipton, born and raised in Berkeley, California, is a poet, translator, and teacher. She has a Master’s Degree in English/Creative Writing from Stanford University and a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, where she currently teaches in the Fall Program for Freshmen. She has published many poems and translations both in various journals, including Partisan Review and Two Lines, and in anthologies, including Norton’s World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time, and Robert Hass’ Now and Then: The Poet’s Choice Columns, 1997-2000. She has been the recipient of various grants and awards, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. She
has also been awarded writing residencies at The Banff Centre and the Vermont Studio Center. She has given readings of her poems and translations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Spain, and Ireland.

On this occasion she will be reading from her third book, The Poet of Poet Laval, a collection of original poetry, which has just been released by Salmon Poetry, of Co. Clare, Ireland.

Stephen Kessler, long-time local writer with an international reputation as a translator and much published in the United States since the 1970s, is the author of some dozen books of original poetry, sixteen translations from Spanish and Latin American poets (four of which have won major awards), three books of essays, and a novel, The Mental Traveler.

On this occasion, Stephen will be reading unpublished poems from his work in progress, Last Call, poems written over the past three years exploring perennial themes of time, change, love, loss, death, wonder, mystery, language, and beauty in his signature lyrical vernacular style. For more about Stephen Kessler, visit www.stephenkessler.com.
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