Glaring Omissions presents “From Paris and San Salvador to Woodstock"

Glaring Omissions Writers Group presents “From Paris and San Salvador to Woodstock," a reading in English of modern French and Salvadoran poetry and prose by three widely-published translators, Mary Ann Caws, Nancy Kline and Phillip Pardi.

Sunday, March 8, 4 PM, The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker Street, Woodstock.

Mary Ann Caws will read selected poems by Reverdy, Desnos, and the French Surrealists. Nancy Kline will present a prose tale by the Uruguayan-French poet Jules Supervielle. Phillip Pardi will read selected texts by the Salvadoran poet Claudia Lars.


Mary Ann Caws is Distinguished Professor of English, French, and Comparative Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center, the recipient of Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Fulbright fellowships, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the past president of the Modern Language Association and the American Comparative Literature Association, and the author of many books on art and text,  including critical lives of Picasso, Dali, Henry James, Virginia Woolf, and Vita Sackville-West.  She has translated Mallarmé, Tzara, Breton, Char, Reverdy and Desnos, among others, and is now writing on Blaise Pascal.

Nancy Kline has published eight books, among them, a novel, a critical study of René Char's poetry, a biography of Elizabeth Blackwell, and translations of Char, Eluard, Laforgue, and Supervielle. Her short stories, memoirs and essays have appeared widely. She reviews for The New York Times Sunday Book Review and has received a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Grant. For many years Founding Director of the Barnard Writing Program, she now teaches for the Bard Prison Initiative, the Bard Institute for Writing & Thinking, and Poets & Writers.

Philip Pardi is the author of Meditations on Rising and Falling, which won the 2008 Brittingham Poetry Prize and the Writers’ League of Texas Award for Poetry. His poems and translations have appeared widely in journals and anthologies, including An Introduction to the Prose Poem, Translation Review, and Best New Poets. With the support of a 2015 NEA Translation Fellowship, he is currently completing a translation of Selected Poems by the Salvadoran poet Claudia Lars. He teaches at Bard College.

Event date: 
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
The Golden Notebook
29 Tinker Street
12498 Woodstock