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In Conversation: On Hyam Plutzik 32 Poems // 32 Poemas
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
32 Poems // 32 Poemas is a new bilingual (Spanish and English) edition of selected poems by the American poet Hyam Plutzik (1911-1962), released by Miami publisher, Sububrano Ediciones (2021) and includes 17 esteemed contributors. Poet Richard Blanco contributed a foreword that proffers poetry as a medium that uniquely bridges the immigrant experience across time and culture. This Miami Book Fair conversation and poetry reading on Plutzik’s work is led by inaugural poet Blanco and features the book’s editor, George B. Henson, as well as contributing translators Pablo Brescia, Layla Benitez-James, and Jose A. Villar-Portela, with additional commentary by literary scholar Edward J. Moran. Plutzik, born to immigrant parents, spoke only Yiddish at home and did not learn English until he attended a one-room schoolhouse in rural Connecticut. Educated at Trinity College and Yale University, he was a three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Aspects of Proteus (1949), Apples from Shinar (1959), and Horatio (1961).