Anne Whitehouse & Silvia Siller: a bilingual reading

Anne Whitehouse will be reading from her new poetry collection, Meteor Shower (Dos Madres Press, 2016) & Silvia Siller will be reading from her bilingual poetry book Early Morning No. 5.

 

 

ANNE WHITEHOUSE is the author of six poetry collections. Meteor Shower is her second collection from Dos Madres Press, following The Refrain in 2012. She is the author of a novel, Fall Love, as well as short stories, essays, features, and reviews. Recent honors include 2016 Songs of Eretz poetry prize; 2016 winner of the Common Good Books’ poems of gratitude contest; 2016 RhymeOn! poetry award); and the Fitzgerald Museum’s 2016 poetry prize.

ANNE WHITEHOUSE ha escrito seis poemarios. Meteor Shower es su la segunda colección que publica con la editorial Dos Madres Press, la primera fué The Refrain en el 2012.  Es autora de una novela, Fall Love, así como de historias cortas, ensayos, artículos y reseñas. Entre sus últimos reconocimientos en el presente año se encuentran el premio Songs of Eretz en 2016; ganadora del concurso de poemas de agradecimiento de Common Good Books; el premio RhymeOn; y el premio de poesía del Museo Fitzgerald.

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 In Meteor Shower, Anne Whitehouse performs a delicate balancing act between the evanescence of life and the coming oblivion that is mortality’s ineluctable end. The poems in her collection dance across the expanse of time as she sorrows for what she has been forced to give up with each step, and yet still finds again in joyful glimpses of her younger self, much like the beautiful traces of “once living selves” in falling leaves. The natural world is the jewel through which many of her words shimmer. She moves from the stark ivory finality of walrus bones and a narrow fox skeleton to brush against eternity in her poem, “Glimpse of Glory,” where she realizes that her dying grandmother was never gaining her physical strength back, but rather “her spirit was readying for the infinite.” As Whitehouse yearns “to live gently” in a world where no one can choose their end, readers will yearn, too, lost in her sidereal verse that seeks to bridge finite limits to connect with the immensity of being human—and beyond.

 

SILVIA SILLER

Poeta mexicana, traductora multilingüe, consultora en comunicaciones y promotora cultural. Su poemario, De Mariposas y Mantis, ganó el segundo lugar en el International Latino Book Award 2015 y su poemario bilingüe Madrugada #5 tuvo mención por su traducción en el 2016. Publicada en distintas antologías y revistas. Ha producido piezas de teatro con danza flamenca y poesía: Este nuestro espacio y El monólogo de la gitana. Recibió el premio Gabriela Mistral, Julia Burgos y Frida Kahlo en marzo 2015 por el grupo Galo Plaza en Nueva York por su contribución a la cultura. Visitante distinguida por la Alcaldía de Santa Ana en El Salvador en 2016. Tiene maestría en Asuntos Internacionales y Públicos de la U. de Columbia en N.Y. y estudió Relaciones Internacionales y un diplomado en literatura en México. Integrante del movimiento poético fuegodeluna.org. Participa en recitales y festivales internacionales. Trabaja en comunicaciones e investigación en el campo filantrópico, de educación, las artes y la política latinoamericana.

 

Silvia Ma. Siller Argüello de Heller

Mexican poet, multi-lingual translator, communications consultant in philanthropy and Latin America, and cultural promoter . Her first poetry collection, De Mariposas y Mantis, won second place in the International Latino Book Award 2015 and her bilingual poetry collection Early Morning #5 had special mention for its translation in 2016. She has also written and produced two flamenco-theatre creations: Este nuestro espacio and El monólogo de la gitana that also include her poems.  She received the Gabriel Mistral, Julia Burgos and Frida Kalho award by the group Galo Plaza in New York for her contribution to the Latinamerican culture in New York and was honored as a distinguished visitor of the city of Santa Ana in El Salvador. She holds a Master’s Degree in International and Public Affairs from the Columbia University and has a BA in International Relations from the U. Iberoamericana in Mexico City where she also studied Latin American Modern Literature. Member of Fuego de Luna, a group to promote poetry in Spanish in New York. She participates in different recitals, international festivals and book fairs. She has worked in communications and research in the philanthropic field, education, the arts and Latin American politics.

Through the sheer power of her complex language Silvia Siller wrestles with natural images and transforms them into living metaphors that leap off the page with a vigor and richness that transfix the reader 

Richard Blanco.

 

 

 

 

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Friday, January 20, 2017 - 7:15pm to 8:45pm

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