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Edelman moderates poetry round table

Lecturer in Spanish Olivia Maciel Edelman will moderate a conversation and reading with Mexican author Roberto Ransom and translator Daniel Shapiro at 6 p.m. on April 23 at Instituto Cervantes Chicago.

Roberto Ransom is an award-winning Mexican writer whose published work includes novels and collections of short stories, poetry, and essays, as well as children’s literature. His novel A Tale of Two Lions has also been translated into English. He is professor at the Autonomous University of Chihuahua.

At this event, he will read from Missing Persons, Animals, and Artists, a collection of short stories that has been translated with great care by Daniel Shapiro.

Daniel Shapiro is the author of three poetry collections—most recently, Child with a Swan’s Wings—as well as a translator of Latin American literature. His translation of Tomás Harris’s Cipango received a starred review in Library Journal. He received grants from PEN America and the National Endowment for the Arts to translate Roberto Ransom’s Missing Persons, Animals and Artists. He is a distinguished lecturer and editor of Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas at The City College of New York, CUNY.