Facebook Live Interview March 5th
Join us Friday, March 5th at 5pm PST / 8pm Eastern on Facebook live where Somos en escrito will interview Sasha Reiter on his latest book, Sensory Overload. Following the English language interview, Sasha and the Spanish translator of the book, Pedro Granados, will perform selected bilingual poems with a few words from publisher Marisa Russo.
If you have problems with seeing the video at the Facebook event above, check our Somos en escrito Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/somosenescrito/. We will also post the video after the interview in our Interview / Entrevista Section.
Sasha Reiter was born in New York City in 1996. He grew up in the Bronx, where as the son of an Argentinian father and a Peruvian mother, he experiended first hand the metaphorical otherness of being both Latino and Jewish. He received his B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing from Binghamton University (2018). He spent a semester in London studying English history and culture. He has published one collection of poems: Choreographed in Uniform Distress/Coreografiados en uniforme zozobra (New York: Artepoética Press, 1st edition, 2018; and Lima: Grupo Editorial Amotape, 2nd edition, 2018). His poetry has been published in English and in translation into Korean and Spanish in Multilingual Anthology: TheAmericas Poetry Festival of New York 2018; Korean Expatriate Literature (Santa Fe Springs, CA, 2019), Sol Negro (Lima, 2018), Hawansuyo (New York, 2018), Letralia (Caracas, 2018), ViceVersa (New York, 2018), and Pluma y Tintero, (Madrid, 2018). His poetry will also appear in Yale Club Poets Anthology (2020). He has translated into English The Gaze/La Mirada, a collection of poems by Pedro Granados, published as part of Amerindians/Amerindios (New York: Artepoética Press, 2020), Identity Flight/Vuelo de identidad (a collection of poems by Oscar Limache, to be published by Grupo Editorial Amotape, Lima, 2020), and Dream of Insomnia/Sueño del insomnio, a collection of poems by Isaac Goldemberg, to be published by Paserios Ediciones, 2021.
Pedro Granados is a poet and novelist born in Lima, Peru, in 1955. He has lived in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. Presently, he lives in his native country, where he is a professor at the University of San Marcos. He received his Bachelor degree at Catholic University of Peru; his Masters (Hispanic Studies) at Brown University, and his Doctorate (Hispanic Language and Literature) at Boston University. He has published the following collections of poetry: Sin motivo aparente (1978), Juego de manos (1984), Al filo del reglamento (1985), Vía expresa (1986), El muro de las memorias (1989), El fuego que no es el sol (1993), El corazón y la escritura (1996), Lo penúltimo (1998), Desde el mas allá 2002), Poemas en hucha (2012), Soledad impura (2014), Activado (2015), Amerindios/Amerindians (2020) and La mirada (2020). His poetry has been collected in two volumes: Al filo del reglamento I (2006) and Al filo del reglamento II (2020). In 1994, he received the I Ciudad de Medellín Latin American Poetry Award. Also, he has published six novels: Prepucio carmesí, Un chin de amor, Una ola rompe, En tiempo real, Boston Angels and Poeta sin enchufe. Literary criticism: Poéticas y utopías en la poesía de César Vallejo, Trilce/Teatro: guión, personajes y público, which was awarded the Mario González Prize de la Associação Brasileira de Hispanistas (2016). He has published essays in the following journals: Anales Galdosianos, Crítica, INTI, Alforja, Lexis, Variaciones Borges, Galaxia, etc. He is the founder and present president of Vallejo sin Fronteras Instituto (VASINFIN).