Poemas – Sean O’Brien – Poems

You can find in the link below three poems by Sean O'Brien that I translated recently for Confabulario, the cultural supplement of Mexican newspaper El Universal. The original poems are included in his book The Beautiful Librarians, Picador, 2015: http://confabulario.eluniversal.com.mx/decimos-la-proxima-vez-nos-vamos-fuera/ En este enlace pueden leer tres poemas de Sean O'Brien que traduje recientemente para Confabulario, el suplemento cultural del diario mexicano El … Continue reading Poemas – Sean O’Brien – Poems

En México / In Mexico

Pronto estaré en la Ciudad de México, participando en la Feria del Libro del Zócalo. Las fechas de la misma tuvieron que recorrerse debido al terremoto del 19 de septiembre, pero sí se realizará, ahora del 12 al 22 de octubre. Es un esfuerzo enorme para los organizadores sacar adelante la FIL tras la terrible … Continue reading En México / In Mexico

Triratna calls for end of violence in Myanmar

Leaders of the Triratna Buddhist Order have just released a statement urging the government in Burma/Myanmar and the Buddhist population there to take steps to end the violence against, and displacement of, non-Buddhist minorities in the region. You can read the whole statement here: https://thebuddhistcentre.com/system/files/groups/files/burmastatement2017b.pdf#overlay-context=news/statement-against-buddhist-violence-burmamyanmar-0

Poems at Kensal Green Dissenters’ Chapel, and a workshop

On Wednesday 16 August several poets and I will be reading poetry at Kensal Green Dissenter's Chapel. The reading is part of the Worm Wood exhibition by Tereza Stehlikova and SJ Fowler. There will also be an audio installation performance. Doors open at 7 and the event is free. Please note that the door will … Continue reading Poems at Kensal Green Dissenters’ Chapel, and a workshop

Taller literario en Central de Escritura

Del 2 de octubre al 12 de noviembre impartiré un taller literario en línea en Central de Escritura: "Escribir lo invisible". Puedes encontrar la información en este enlace: https://centraldeescritura.com/cursos/escribir-lo-invisible/ From 2 October to 12 November I will be leading an online literary workshop (in Spanish) at Central de Escritura: "Writing the Invisible".      

This Moment’s True Flowers

It has become grimly familiar – the horrific news; the frantic media coverage (often the disturbing offspring of information and a ghoulish sense of entertainment). The flood of opinions, which are nothing but our desperate attempt to force reality to mirror the deep-seated frameworks through which we seek to understand the world; the delusion of certainties that is expressed in screams as … Continue reading This Moment’s True Flowers

Primavera y cultura

Les comparto un texto que escribí hace aproximadamente un mes, cuando la primavera estaba en su apogeo. Below is something I wrote (in Spanish) around a month ago, when Spring blossoms were at their peak. Cultura y primavera Empieza con el primer cerezo. Espejismo de lo que vendrá en los días aún fríos. Se acerca: … Continue reading Primavera y cultura

Poetry and translation panel

Next Tuesday 16 May I will be joining a poetry and translation panel, organized by the Centre for Mexico Studies in the UK at King's College, with fellow poets and translators Richard Gwyn, Anna Crowe, and Pedro Serrano.  It starts at 18.00 at King's building K1-56 (Strand). We'll be talking about the work of poets and poetry translators, … Continue reading Poetry and translation panel