December 18, 2008

Judith Roitman & Stanley Lombardo

Thursday, December 18

7:30 pm

Concordia Coffee House
2909 NE Alberta
Portland, OR

$5 suggested donation

Judith Roitman was born and raised in New York City. She lived for a while in the San
Francisco and Boston areas and now lives in Lawrence, Kansas where she is a professor of mathematics. Her most recent book is No Face (Selected & New Poems), published this summer by First Intensity; previous books include The Stress of Meaning: Variations on a Line of Susan Howe; Diamond Notebooks; and Slippage.

Stanley Lombardo has translated the fragments of Parmenides and Empedocles; the poems of Sappho; the Iliad and the Odyssey; Hesiod's Theogony; the Aeneid; the Inferno; "and other poems he has loved from his early days." He is a professor of Classics at the University of Kansas.


Region is origin. Document
is living. Stone is concrete. 
Basement is raised. Some
thing under the basket. Some
thing under water. He breathes
too easily. Her face doesn't
remember this.

Judith Roitman

Black dream
you come when sleep comes,
sweet god, truly dreadful agony

Sappho (trans. Stanley Lombardo)