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Homero & Chloe Aridjis Read at the King Juan Carlos Center
February 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us at the King Juan Carlos Center at NYU for a conversation between celebrated Mexican poet Homero Aridjis and his daughter, 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 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, 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.
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 be a unique conversation, offering insight into the relationship between author and translator as well as father and daughter. We hope to see you there!