Who: Dan Veach
What: Reading Series
When: 6-7 p.m., Feb. 19th
Where: Clough Commons Room 127
Dan is the founder and editor of Atlanta Review.
Winner of the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize,
he is the co-editor and co-translator of
Flowers of Flame (Michigan State U. Press, 2008),
the first anthology of wartime Iraqi poetry and
winner of an Independent Publisher Book Award.
Forthcoming translations include Beowulf & Beyond,
Anglo-Saxon poems, stories, spells and riddles;
and the Wang River Poems of Wang Wei and Pei Ti,
ancient China’s most famous poetic duet.
He is currently translating the poems of Tao Yuanming.
Dan has performed his own poetry worldwide, including
Oxford University and The Poetry Society in England,
People’s University in Beijing, The American University
in Cairo, The Yeats Society in Ireland, The Poetry Café
in Singapore, the Athenaeum in Madrid, The Greek Island
Poetry Workshop on Spetses, and the Adelaide Festival
of Arts in Australia.
Dan plays clarinet and bass clarinet in the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra
and the Callanwolde Concert Band, and has been known
to compose a little music from time to time.