This reading will be taking place as a dual-mode bilingual poetry event celebrating the first Spanish-language edition of poetry by Tim Dlugos, translated by Carlos Alejandro. The reading will take place in the Notre Dame English department (232 Decio hall) at 4:00 pm EST and will be live-streamed via zoom. Registration for the zoom portion of the event must take place in advance of the reading. Registration can be completed here
Poet Tim Dlugos (1950-1990) was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, and grew up in Arlington, Virginia. From 1968 to 1970, he was a Christian Brother at LaSalle College in Philadelphia. He left LaSalle and moved to Washington, DC, where he participated in the Mass Transit poetry readings. In the late 1970s, he moved to New York City and was active in the Lower East Side literary scene, where he was a contributing editor to Christopher Street magazine and on the Poetry Project staff. Dlugos published six books of poetry. A volume of selected poems was published posthumously in 1995; the collected poems appeared in 2011.
Marked by witty observation and narratives that recount life’s daily minutia, Dlugos’s poetry shares its immediate, offhand style with the work of Frank O’Hara and James Schuyler. Dlugos’s work is also noteworthy for its firsthand depiction of the AIDS pandemic.
After learning that he was HIV positive, Dlugos studied at Yale University Divinity School to become an Episcopalian priest. He died of AIDS-related complications in 1990.
Adapted from The Poetry Foundation (https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/tim-dlugos)
Carlos Alejandro obtained his Masters in Economics at the University of Bristol. He is a PhD student in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Notre Dame and a Frederic Bastiat Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center of George Mason University. His work has appeared in Letras Libres and Nexos. He is a columnist for the Mexican newspaper, El Universal.
Sally Hansen is a Ph.D. student in the University of Notre Dame’s English Department. Her work explores music, memory, and silence in late Victorian and 20th century lyric poetry. Intimacy, disjuncture, and rhythm orient her current research, which strings together writers from Gerard Manley Hopkins to H.D., Susan Howe, and Claudia Rankine.
Originally published at english.nd.edu.