Monday 23 June 2008: Peter Green/Hiroaki Sato
On 23 June I talked with the translators of two books of poetry published last year by the University of California Press. I first talked with Peter Green, Dougherty Emeritus Professor Classics at the University of Texas at Austin and Adjunct Professor of Classics at the University of Iowa, about his translation of the Latin poet Catullus. I then played a prerecorded talk with Hiroaki Sato about his translation of early 20th century Japanese poet and story-writer Miyazawa Kenji. I had picked these two poets because they both wrote on unconventional topics in colloquial language and ended the program with two short poems read by their 20th century American counterpart Frank O'Hara.

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