Video highlight clips: Martha Ronk reads "After" | Paul Vangelisti reads "Six O'Clock, for Ray DiPalma"
Full program video: Martha Ronk and Paul Vangelisti: September 14, 2017
Poets Martha Ronk and Paul Vangelisti, visiting from Los Angeles, reading and in conversation. This event was free and open to the public.
Martha Ronk has published 11 books of poetry, most recently Ocular Proof, focused on photography (Omnidawn, 2016), Transfer of Qualities, prose poems (long-listed for the National Book Award), and Vertigo (a National Poetry Series selection), indebted to W.G. Sebald. Her most recent chapbook, Familiar/Unfamiliar, addresses Los Angeles (Magra Books 2017). Recent poems appear in Volt, Lana Turner, and Conjunctions. She lives in Los Angeles.
Paul Vangelisti has published more than thirty books of poetry and is a noted translator from Italian. In 2015 he edited Amiri Baraka’s S.O.S.: Poems 1961-2013, for Atlantic-Grove, and in the same year his book of sonnets, Solitude, appeared in a bilingual edition in Italy. In 2016 a new collection of poems, Border Music, was published by Talisman House. His translation of Adriano Spatola’s The Position of Things: Collected Poems, 1961-1992 received the Academy of American Poets translation prize in 2010. Vangelisti lives and works in Los Angeles.