Dan Beachy-Quick

Poet discusses his new translation, Stone-Garland
Dan-Beachy Quick Center for the Art of Translation
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 7:00pm


Sliding scale ($0-$100)

Poet, essayist, and translator Dan Beachy-Quick joins us for a conversation about his new translation of ancient Greek poetry, Stone-Garland (Milkweed Editions). 

This event is sponsored by the Center for the Art of Translation, a San Francisco-based non-profit dedicated to finding dazzling new, overlooked, and underrepresented voices, brought into English by the best translators, and to celebrating the art of translation.

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About Stone-Garland

Anthology. The Greek origins of the word gesture at a bouquet, a garland; "a flower-logic, a petal-theory, a blossom-word." In Stone-Garland, Dan Beachy-Quick brings the term back to its roots, linking together the lives and words of six singular ancient Greeks.

Simonides: honest servant to patrons. Anacreon: lustful singer, living on in the work of his acolytes. Archilochus: cruel critic, beloved of the Muses. Alcman: who took birds as his teachers. Theognis: chronicler of human excellence and vice. Callimachus: cosmopolitan head librarian at Alexandria. These are the poets who appear in these pages, sometimes in fragments, sometimes in sustained glimpses.

Drawing inspiration from the Greek Anthology, first drafted in the first century BC, Beachy-Quick presents translations filled with lovers and children, gods and insects, earth and water, ideas and ideals. Throughout, the line between the ancient and the contemporary blurs, and "the logic of how life should be lived decays wondrously into the more difficult possibilities of what life is."

Spare, earthy, lovely, Stone-Garland offers readers of the Seedbank series its lyric blossoms and subtle weave, a walk through a cemetery that is also a garden.

About Dan Beachy-Quick

Dan Beachy-Quick is a poet, essayist, and translator. His books include Variations on Dawn and Dusk, which was longlisted for the National Book Awards. His work has been supported by the Lannan, Monfort, and Guggenheim Foundations. He is a University Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Colorado State University, where he teaches in the MFA program in creative writing.

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