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25th Anniversary Celebration of Poetry International
Nov 30 2022 - 7:00pm

Please join us on Wednesday, November 30 at 7 pm in Room LL430 for ​The 25th Anniversary Celebration of Poetry International.

Past and present poets, editors, and collaborators of SDSU’s beloved journal, Poetry International, will come together both in-person and via Zoom, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its publication. Of this edition, Editor-in-Chief, Sandra Alcosser writes, “For this anniversary edition assembled during a pandemic, climate crises and world uprisings, it’s never been more important to have these shared conversations in verse and prose on the page.”

Poetry International is one of the oldest and most respected literary journals in the world that’s specifically dedicated to poetry and poetics from around the globe. It is published annually at SDSU and made possible by a generous grant from the Edwin Watkins Foundation. Over the years, the journal has published work by such authors as Nobel Laureates Derek Walcott, Wislawa Szymborska, Jose Saramago, Eugenio Montale, Gabriela Mistral, Tomas Transtomer, Wole Soyinka, Seamus Heaney, Pablo Neruda, and numerous others. The special 25th anniversary issue contains a rich and exciting array of portfolios including new work from Kevin Prufer, and newly-translated work, presented in English as well as the original language, from Jóhann Hiálmarsson, Jorge Galán, Mariano Zaro, and poets from the Armenian diaspora, among others. Poetry International has dug deep into their archives to bring you a diverse, surprising, and moving collection of work by poets and translators from across the globe, including essays by Chana Bloch, Kwame Dawes, Khaled Mattawa, poems by Andrew Sofer, Daniel Simko, Li Ho, Zhang Oinghua, Carolyn Forché, Mona Høvring, César Vallejo, Warsan Shire, Oliverio Girondo, Kaveh Akbar, Chiamake Enyi-Amadi, and many, many more.

This event is free and open to all.