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Homero & Chloe Aridjis Read at the King Juan Carlos Center

February 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

King Juan Carlos Center

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.

aridjis-300x270Homero 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.

Chloe Aridjis has produced a collection of essays as well as two novels, including Book of Clouds in 2009, which was published in eight countries and won the Prix du Premier Roman Etranger in France.Foto

         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!


February 18, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


King Juan Carlos Center
53 Washington Square, Floor 4E
New York, NY 10012 United States
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