Creative Writing Professor Martin Corless-Smith will celebrate a new translation of one of his books, “Bitter Green,” with a reading at the Biblioteca Naccional in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Dec. 15, 2022. Publisher’s Weekly wrote of “Bitter Green,” “In his beautifully broken sixth collection, British poet and painter Corless-Smith finds new language for the lyric’s oldest subjects: love and death.” The translators, Patricio Ferrari and Graciela S. Guglielmone, and the editor Juan Arabia, will join Corless-Smith at the reading.
Born and raised in Worcestershire, England, Martin Corless-Smith’s degrees include a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in painting and printmaking, a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Utah.
Small Press Distribution named his seventh collection of poetry, “The Fool & The Bee” a best-seller. “Odious Horizons: Some versions of Horace” came out in September 2019. Parlor Press will print his collection of essays, “The Poet’s Tomb” in 2022. He edits the Free Poetry chapbook series.