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Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries

In Celebration of Arts Week Everywhere 2012
Undergraduate Lunch with Award-winning Poet, Translator, and Teacher Carolyne Wright

Wednesday, April 4, 12:30-2 p.m.
Harlos House, 1331 East 10th St.
Sign-up required (details below)

IU Alumna Libby Baney This dream the world is having about itself . . . --Carolyne Wright

Award-winning poet, translator and teacher Carolyne Wright has been called a "scholar gypsy." She has traveled in a sometimes dangerous world but describes herself as open to the discovery of beauty and unexpected connections with people and places. Join her for a discussion of her life as a writer and translator, her times in Chile, Bangladesh, and elsewhere in the world. Join her for a conversation about writing, yours as well as hers.

Her areas of focus include the risks of free speech, the poetry of love and of travel, writing about the land through poetry, the translation of poetry, moving from poetry to prose, and the circumstances of women; and she has translated the work of writers from Latin America, South Asia, and the Middle East.

Her work has appeared widely, including in The New Yorker, Poetry, the London Review of Books, Poetry 180: Turning Back to Poetry (edited by Billy Collins), the Best of American Poetry 2009, Range of Voices: A Collection of Contemporary Poets; and her many books include A Change of Maps, Seasons of Mangoes and Brainfire, Majestic Nights: Love Poems of Bengali Women, In Order to Talk with the Dead: Selected Poems of Jorge Teillier (from Chilean Spanish) and Mania Klepto: The Book of Eulene.She is on the faculty of the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts' Whidbey Writers Workshop MFA Program. Additional information can be found at these and other sites online: Bloomsbury Review; The Iowa Review.

: If you are interested in attending this undergraduate event, please check your schedule to make sure you are available for the entire event and e-mail Anna Duquaine (, indicating you wish to sign up for the "Carolyne Wright" program and include your name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) or study. Space is limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when you replied. The lunch is co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program and is open to any IU undergraduate.

Carolyne Wright will also be making two other public appearances at IU:

Public reading sponsored by the IU Creative Writing Program
Wednesday, April 4, at 7:00 p.m.
Morrison Hall 007

Public lecture sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study in cooperation with the Dhar Indian Studies Program on
"Majestic Nights: Translating Bengali Women's Lives"
Thursday, April 5, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Slocum Room of the Lilly Library

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