English partnering with other units to co-sponsor Listening to Other Voices Festival

Feb. 14, 2022

The Department of English is proud to partner with College of Humanities and other units to co-sponsor the Listening to Other Voices Festival, a celebration of "books and authors from around the world." You can learn more about the festival here: https://listeningtoothers.arizona.edu and you can learn more about the University of Arizona's World Literature Major here: https://www.arizona.edu/degree-search/majors/world-literature. The festival's culminating event will be a poetry and translation reading in which English Department Associate Professor Farid Matuk will read alongside poet-translators Todd Fredson and David Hadbawnik.

You can watch the event Friday February 18th at 6pm here: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/86864450884?pwd=UEVGVDVjd2I1RGE0ZFB6WjhjcXV2Zz09#success

Todd Fredson is the author of several books of poetry and poetry in translation. His literary criticism and scholarship on West African poetics appears in Research in African Literatures, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. His translation of Ivorian poet Tanella Boni’s collection The Future Has an Appointment with the Dawn (University of Nebraska Press, 2018) was a finalist for the 2019 Best Translated Book Award and the 2019 National Translation Award. His translation of Boni’s collection There where it’s so bright in me will be out in Fall 2022 (University of Nebraska Press). His work has been supported by Fulbright and NEA fellowships.

David Hadbawnik is a poet, translator, teacher, and medieval scholar. His latest project is a new translation of Virgil's complete Aeneid, published in 2022 by Shearsman Press. He has also edited Thomas Meyer’s Beowulf (punctum books, 2012) and co-edited selections from Jack Spicer’s Beowulf (CUNY’s Lost and Found Document Series, 2011); he is the editor of the critical volume Postmodern Poetry and Queer Medievalisms: Time Mechanics (Medieval Institute Press, 2022); and he has published essays on medieval, early modern, and contemporary poetry. Other books include Ovid in Exile (Interbirth Books, 2007), Field Work (BlazeVox Books, 2011), and Holy Sonnets to Orpheus and Other Poems (Delete Press, 2018). He currently lives in Minnesota with his wife and son.

David Hadbawnik

Todd Fredson