August 8, 2004
Nathaniel Tarn & Janet Rodney
Sunday, August 8, 2004
Mountain Writers Center
3624 SE Milwaukie Ave.
$5 suggested donation.
Poet, translator, anthropologist, and editor Nathaniel Tarn has published more than thirty volumes of his own poetry, and numerous translations (including acclaimed versions of Pablo Neruda, Victor Segalen, and others). His Selected Poems 1950-2000 was published in 2002 by Wesleyan University Press; and his selected essays in poetics and anthropology, Views from the Weaving Mountain, in 1991 by University of New Mexico Press. A specialist in Highland Maya studies and the sociology of Buddhist institutions, Tarn was also one of Marcel Duchamp's occasional Greenwich Village chess partners, and founded and edited the legendary Cape Editions series in England in the 1960s.
Janet Rodney is a digital artist, poet, and letterpress printer living outside Santa Fe, where she runs Weaselsleeves Press. She is author of four books of poetry, including Orphydice, Atitlan / Alashka, and the meditative memoir The Book of Craving. Raised in Europe, the United States, and Taiwan, she spent fifteen years in Spain as a journalist, editor, translator, and interpreter. Digital images and words are forthcoming in the online magazine, Titanic Operas.
Since 2002, Spare Room has sponsored more than thirty readings, festivals, benefits, and other events celebrating diverse traditions of experimental and avant-garde poetry. Readings feature poets from Portland and from around the world.