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 December 15th, 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.
Martin Corless-Smith was born and raised in Worcestershire, England. His degrees include a BA and an MFA in painting and printmaking, an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Utah. His seventh collection of poetry, The Fool & The Bee was a best-seller at SPD. Odious Horizons: Some versions of Horace came out in September 2019. A collection of essays, The Poet’s Tomb is forthcoming 2020 from Parlor Press. He edits the Free Poetry chapbook series.