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 Review, Black Warrior Review, BOMB, Brooklyn Rail, CNN.com, Confrontation, 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 [http://nbclatino.com/?