Virgin Money Lounge,
18/19 Trinity Street,
Fiction Fiesta/Poetry Palooza: Stowaway by Richard Gwyn, Jorge Fondebrider & Alexandra Teague
Fiction Fiesta is an innovative programme of literary events celebrating fiction and poetry from Latin America alongside work by writers from Wales and the rest of the UK.
The second of two evening events, this evening’s line-up will include readings from Jorge Fondebrider and Alexandra Teague, followed by a celebration of the release of Stowaway, Richard Gwyn’s new poetry collection. Wine and nibbles will be provided by Deli a GoGo.
This is a free event – reserve your place here.
Jorge Fondebrider is an Argentinian poet and essayist. Alongside four collections of poetry and numerous anthologies and studies of 20th century Argentinian poetry, he has published widely on such diverse topics as a history of Lycanthropy, a study of Argentinians in Paris, and books on Patagonia and Buenos Aires. Jorge is also a translator from both French and English, noted for his acclaimed translation of Flaubert’s Madame Bovary as well as numerous Irish poets and story writers. A fifth collection of poems, La suerte que nos toca, is forthcoming.
Alexandra Teague is the author of Or What We’ll Call Desire (Persea, 2019), and two prior books of poetry—The Wise and Foolish Builders and Mortal Geography, winner of Persea’s 2009 Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and the 2010 California Book Award—as well as the novel The Principles Behind Flotation. She is also co-editor of Bullets into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence. A former Stegner Fellow and National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Alexandra teaches in the MFA program at University of Idaho and is currently on sabbatical in Wales.
Richard Gwyn is the author of The Vagabond’s Breakfast, which won a Wales Book of the Year award in 2012, as well as three novels and four collections of poetry. His new collection of poems, Stowaway: A Levantine Adventure, is published by Seren this month. Both his prose and poetry have been widely translated. His own work as a translator from Spanish includes The Other Tiger: Recent Poetry from Latin America (2016). He is Professor of Creative Writing at Cardiff University.