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Father, daughter; author, translator: Homero & Chloe Aridjis discuss The Child Poet at Community Bookstore
February 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Please join us at Community Bookstore in Brooklyn at 7pm, for a conversation between celebrated Mexican poet Homero Aridjis and his daughter the novelist and translator Chloe Aridjis. They will speak about THE CHILD POET, a dream memoir written by Homero Aridjis which animates long-forgotten memories of his childhood that imminent fatherhood helped to uncover.
Told in a series of interconnected vignettes, THE CHILD POET provides a portrait of Aridjis in his pre-poet years, at a time when each day in his native Contepec, Michoacán formed part of a personal mythology. The work was of particular significance to translator Chloe Aridjis as it gave her insight into her father’s childhood and the beginning of his life as a poet, which would have otherwise been inaccessible.
Homero Aridjis has published over forty works of poetry and prose, including 1492: The Life and Times of Juan Cabezon of Castile. Twice elected president of International PEN, he is also considered one of Latin America’s leading environmentalists.
The Child Poet is a heart-rending, singular meditation on where art comes from. This will certainly be a unique conversation, offering a great insight into the relationship between author and translator as well as father and daughter. We hope to see you there!