A Benefit Reading for C.O.R.E. with William O'Daly & Francisco X. Alarcon
July 30, 2012
Join hosts Frank Graham and Paco Marquez in a benefit for the Chicano Organizing and Research in Education Fund (C.O.R.E), with readings by William O' Daly and Francisco X. Alarcón. As part of the this benefit reading series this poetry reading will also benefit The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and poems will be in Spanish and English. O’Daly will be joined by the Chilean poet, Maria Elena B. Mahler, who will read two of her Spanish translations of O’Daly’s poems and several poems of Pablo Neruda’s in the original Spanish, which O’Daly will then read in his English translation.
About William O'Daly: William O’Daly is a poet, translator, and fiction writer. His translations include eight books of the poetry of Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda (Still Another Day, The Separate Rose, Winter Garden, The Sea and the Bells, The Yellow Heart, The Book of Questions, The Hands of Day, and World’s End), all published with Copper Canyon Press. Also with Copper Canyon, he has published a chapbook of his own poems, The Whale in the Web. Mr. O’Daly was a finalist for the 2006 Quill Award in Poetry and was profiled on NBC’s The Today Show. He is a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow.
About Francisco X. Alarcón: Francisco X. Alarcón is the author of eleven volumes of poetry. His most recent book of bilingual poetry for children, Animal Poems of the Iguazú (Children’s Book Press 2008), was selected as a Notable Book for a Global Society by the International Reading Association, and as an Américas Awards Commended Title by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs. Mr. Alarcon has been awarded the 2006 Jane Addams Honor Book Award for his previous bilingual book titled Poems to Dream Together (Lee & Low Books 2005). He has been awarded the 1997, 2000, and 2002 Pura Belpré Honor award by the American Library Association and the National Parenting Publications Gold Medal for his acclaimed: ”Magic Cycle of the Seasons” series published by Children’s Book Press of San Francisco.