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A Tribute to César Vallejo

April 26, 2007 | Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church | New York City

With Jayne Cortez, Mónica de la Torre, Mariela Dreyfus, Clayton Eshleman, Forrest Gander, Edward Hirsch, Sam Shepard, Cecilia Vicuña & Anne Waldman

Co-sponsored by The Poetry Project, Poets House, and The University of California Press

A reading in celebration of the supreme poetical innovator César Vallejo (1892–1938), whose syntax-breaking search for meaning has been compared to those of James Joyce and Paul Celan. This Peruvian poet’s revolutionary works, Trilce (1922) and The Black Heralds (1919), had a major impact on Modernist poetics and Latin American literature.

• Entire event

• Introduction by Clayton Eshleman
• Readings by Mónica de la Torre and Edward Hirsch
• Reading by Sam Shepard
• Readings by Cecilia Vicuña and Forrest Gander
• Reading by Jayne Cortez
• Readings by Mariela Dreyfus and Anne Waldman
• Reading by Clayton Eshleman

From the PEN Blogs

• Claudio Iván Remeseira
From the perspective of Spanish-language literarture, the highest point of the Festival was probably reached last night with the Tribute to César Vallejo…[More] [More]

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