Child with a Swan's Wings, by Daniel Shapiro. In Conversation with Claudio Iván Remeseira 




Join us for a reading and discussion with poet Daniel Shapiro and critic Claudio Iván Remeseira to celebrate the publication of Shapiro's first collection, the latest from Díaz Grey Editores. In this much anticipated work, the author takes a ride into language with points of departure from the natural and creative worlds, including poems inspired by imagined birds, curly-haired cats, Peruvian guinea pigs, even an insouciant brick. Other pieces offer new riffs on iconic paintings by Matisse, Dalí, Segall, and other artists; and an ode pays homage to the singular Jan Morris, author of Conundrum, a journey across the ultimate frontier, gender. Child with a Swan’s Wings opens a veritable pandora’s box of the imagination.



Daniel Shapiro’s poems, prose, and translations have been published in The American Poetry ReviewBlack Warrior ReviewBOMBBrooklyn RailCNN.comConfrontation, and The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry. He is the translator of Cipango, by Chilean poet Tomás Harris (Bucknell University Press, 2010), which received a starred review in Library Journal. Shapiro has been awarded translation fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and PEN. He is Director of Literature at the Americas Society in New York City, and Editor of Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas.



Claudio Iván Remeseira, a New York-based journalist, writer, and critic, is a contributor to NBC Latino [ La Nación (Argentina), among other publications.  He is also editor of Hispanic New York, an online portal and blog on current events and culture, and of Hispanic New York: A Sourcebook (Columbia University Press, 2010), an anthology of essays on the city’s Latino, Latin American & Iberian cultural heritage.  The latter won the Latino International Book Award in the category of Best Reference Book in English (2011). 



Cover image by Shulamith Shapiro. Reproduced courtesy of the artist.  Photo by Krentz Johnson. 

Event date: 

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

52 Prince St
10012-3309 New York