Poetry Reading

The English Department and the Modern Language Department
@ Berkley City College

invite you to a poetry reading evening


Ana Luísa Amaral, Claudia Schvartz,
Dan Bellm and Luisa Futoransky
Reading will be in English and Spanish

When: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Pegasus Books – 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704


Ana Luísa Amaral was born in Lisbon, and lives in the north of Portugal. Professor at the University of Porto, she holds a Ph.D. on the poetry of Emily Dickinson and has academic publications in the areas of English and American Poetry, Comparative Poetics and Feminist Studies. She is a senior researcher and codirector of the Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa. Several plays were staged around her work, such as O olhar diagonal das coisas, A história da Aranha  Leopoldina, Próspero Morreu, or Como Tu.

Claudia Schvartz was born in Buenos Aires. She is a poet, translator, publisher, editor of collections of poetry and literary magazines, journalist and actress. Schvartz has also written several books of poetry, theatrical monologues, which she herself starred in, and several unpublished pieces of intense lyricism. She published La vida misma (1992), Ávido don (1999) and in the same year, her translation of the elegies and sonnets of Louise Labbé. In 2011 she published Eólicas and in 2015 El papel y su futuro. She is the chief editor of Editorial Leviatán in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Dan Bellm is a writer, editor, and translator living in Berkeley, California. He has published Deep Well (2017), Twilight (2016), Practice (2008), Buried Treasure (1999), among others. He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council, and poetry residencies at Yaddo and Dorset Colony House.

Luisa Futoransky was born in Buenos Aires and lives in Paris. She is a poet, novelist, music scholar and journalist. Although she has occupied a variety of arts and media-related posts, she defines herself first and foremost as a poet. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1991, the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres in 1990, the Centre National des Lettres Fellowship in 1987 and 1993, and was the Regent’s Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley in 1997. Her latest works are El Formosa, 2010 (novel), 23:53 – Noveleta, 2013 (novel) and Ortigas (Nettles), 2014 (poetry).