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Geoffrey Brock and Padma Viswanathan

Poetry, Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20171103, 20160617

In the second half of this interview with poet Geoffrey Brock (shown) and novelist Padma Viswanathan, the husband and wife couple discusses their shared interest in translation. Brock reads a translation of the Italian poet Cesare Pavese from his award-winning book Disaffections: Complete Poems 1930–1950, while Viswanathan reveals how she came to discover an abiding fascination with the language, music, dance and literature of Brazil. Brock also reads more poems from his 2014 book Voices Bright Flags, winner of the ninth Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, and talks about the difference between that collection and his first book Weighing Light, winner of the 2005 Criterion poetry Prize. The first half of this interview is available in our audio archives.

| Subject Matter: Translation, Family, Cesare Pavese | Interview Year: 2015 | Genre: Poetry, Fiction | Awards: Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, New Criterion Poetry Prize, Boston Review Short Story Contest Winner |

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