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Triangle Quarterly: Hamill, Landauer Olshvang, Serea

  • Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery New York, NY 10012 USA (map)

Please join us for the next reading of Triangle Quarterly--a series dedicated to exploring diverse styles and genres of poetry.

Each reading features 3 poets writing in distinctly different modes. After the readings the 3 poets assemble onstage for a Q&A and a discussion where they react to each other's work!

The readers for the evening are: Janet Hamill, Helga Landauer Olshvang, Claudia Serea with special guests Dana Golin and Maria Haro.

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Janet Hamill is a “neo-Surrealist” poet and fiction writer whose work has been compared to Baudelaire, Breton, Neruda & Rimbaud. Like Rimbaud, she can express a “more-than-human intensity and transcendence of limits” by working “the borderland between rationality and dreaming,” the mundane and the sublime. Her work is characterized by its strange and wonderful imagery and its oneiric qualities. She is the author of eight collections of poetry and short fiction ― Real Fire, Knock, Tales from the Eternal Café, Body of Water, Lost Ceilings, Nostalgia of the Infinite, The Temple & Troublante. In collaboration with the bands Moving Star and Lost Ceilings she has released the CDs Flying Nowhere and Genie of the Alphabet. Her work has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and The Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams Prize. Tales from the Eternal Café was named one of the “Best Books of 2014” by Publishers Weekly. Hamill is the director of Megaphone Language Arts, at the Seligmann Center in Sugar Loaf, NY.

Helga Landauer Olshvang was born in Moscow, where she graduated from Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography. She wrote screenplays for feature, animation and documentary films. Helga has lived and worked in the United States since 1996 as a writer, poet and a filmmaker. The films she directed under the name Helga Landauer have been screened at many international film festivals and significant American and European venues. She has authored seven books of poetry in Russian: 96th Book (Composer Publishing House), The Reed and Poetry Works (Pushkinskiy Fond), Versions of the Present (Russian Gulliver Publishing), The Three (Ailuros, NY), The Blue Is White (Кnizhnoye Obozreniye ARGO-RISK Publishing House), and “Scrolls” (Cultural Revolution Publishing). Her poetry has also been published and reviewed in preeminent literary magazines and anthologies such as Plume, Trafika Europe, Talisman and Modern Poetry in Translation among others. Helga currently lives in New York with her family.

Claudia Serea is an award-winning, Romanian-born poet whose poems and translations appeared in Field, New Letters, Gravel, Prairie Schooner, RHINO, The Malahat Review, and elsewhere. She is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Nothing Important Happened Today (Broadstone Books, 2016) and Twoxism, a poetry-photography collaboration with Maria Haro (8th House Publishing, 2019). Serea co-hosts The Williams Readings in Rutherford, NJ, and she is a founding editor of National Translation Month.

Special guests:

Dana Golin was born in Riga, Latvia and moved to the US at the age of 13. With the exception of a two-year stint as an Assistant Professor at the American University of Central Asia (2011-2013), she has called NYC home for most of her life. She holds a graduate degree from New York University and works as Director of Counseling at a nursing college in Harlem. Her own poems (in Russian) had appeared in such Russian language periodicals as Gvideon, Novy Zhurnal, Storony Sveta, and Druzhba Narodov, and her translations from Russian in Atlanta Review, Cortland Review, Eleven Eleven, Harvard Review, International Poetry Review, Plume, Modern Poetry in Translation and Words Without Borders. Her critical essay on Helga Landauer Olshvang’s book Blue as White, selections from which she had translated, was published in (Dana Golin will be performing with Helga Landauer Olshvang.)

Maria Haro grew up in Madrid, Spain, where she studied fine arts and graphic design. She graduated from the School of Graphic Communications and moved to New York City in 1994. She has won several global awards as a Creative Director in pharma advertising. She collaborates with other artists on projects that inspire her, and you can find her photos on Instagram. (Maria Haro will be performing with Claudia Serea.)

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