Presentation of the work of the famous American poet in collaboration with the "Poets Circle"...
During the event Jack Hirschman will read his poems in English language and in the meantime Greek poets will read his poems into Greek, translated by Yiannis Livadas. A discussion between the poet and the public will follow with simultaneous interpretation into Greek. The event is organised by the Poets Circle in cooperation with the Hellenic American University (Manchester, NH, USA).
Jack Hirschman was born in 1933 in New York City and grew up in the Bronx. He earned degrees from City College of New York and Indiana University, where he studied comparative literature. He was a popular and innovative professor at UCLA in the 1970s, before he was fired for his anti-war activities. Hirschman has lived in California ever since, making an artistic and political home in the North Beach district of San Francisco. He is known for his radical engagement with both poetry and politics: he is a member of the Union of Street Poets, a group that distributes leaflets of poems to people on the streets. He has also been instrumental in the formation of the Union of Left Writers of San Francisco. The former poet laureate of San Francisco, Hirschman’s style has been compared to poets ranging from Walt Whitman, Hart Crane, Dylan Thomas, and Beat poets such as Allen Ginsberg. A communist since 1980, Hirschman told Contemporary Authors: “It is vitally important at this time that all poets and artists collectivize and form strong socialist cadres in relation to working-class cultural internationalism.”
|Organizer||Poets Circle, Hellenic American University (Manchester NH, USA)|
|Venue||Hellenic American Union Theater|
|Type||Talk - Presentation|
|Admission Fee||Admission is free|