International Writers Series: Ignacio Infante & Michael Leong

Join Ignacio Infante, professor of comparative literature and Spanish, and translator Michael Leong, for a reading and discussion of their translation of Vicente Huidobro’s "Sky-Quake: Tremor of Heaven,” published recently in a tri-lingual edition with the original Spanish and French. Inspired by the legend of Tristan and Isolde, Vicente Huidobro’s "Sky-Quake: Tremor of Heaven" is a stunning prose poem driven by a relentless seismic energy that takes metaphor-making and image-building to unimaginable heights. Originally published in Madrid in 1931 under the title “Temblor de cielo” and in Paris in 1932 as “Tremblement de ciel,” this groundbreaking text stands as one of the most significant bilingual poems of twentieth-century letters. Infante and Leong will be joined by Derick Mattern, who is a PhD student in the International Writers Track. Pre-registration is required.