Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, June 1 Poet/Neruda translator William O'Daly
Please listen Monday to a very special one-hour show featuring poet and translator William O’Daly. With World’s End, work written by Pablo Nerudo in 1968 and 1969, O’Daly has now published eight translations of the late and posthumous poetry of Neruda, as well as a chapbook of his own poems, The Whale in the Web. O’Daly was a finalist for the 2006 Quill Award in Poetry for Still Another Day, the first of his Neruda series. A National Endowment for the Arts fellow, he recently completed a historical novel, This Earthly Life, with coauthor Han-ping Chin, set during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. To celebrate the latest in O’Daly’s remarkable contribution to the appreciation of Pablo Neruda, and to honor the amazing work of Copper Canyon Press, I am so very pleased to host William O’Daly, and to talk about this project, hear Neruda’s poems, and O’Daly’s own work, and to talk about the work of translating the iconic poet and activist.
William O’Daly lives with his wife and daughter in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California. For more on the volume and the publisher, see: http://www.coppercanyonpress.org/
Schedule note: KPFK's summer fund drive, "Pledge it Forward," begins Tuesday, June 2. Please support Bibliocracy and all the great programming on the only real community radio station in Southern California. Feel free to mention that you listen to this show, but by all means pledge, pledge, pledge! Bibliocracy will be back after the drive, with a show featuring Jim Krusoe on his new novel, Erased. Other future guests include Lynn Freed on her The Servants' Quarters and cultural arts historian Sarah Schrank on Art and the City: Civic Imagination and Cultural Authority in Los Angeles.
Thanks for listening!