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Congratulations, Lara Gularte, on KISSING THE BEE!!
“Poetry. California Interest. Azorean culture. Lusophone Diaspora. KISSING THE BEE is Lara Gularte’s first and long overdue collection of poetry to be published in a standard edition. To gain access to the significance of her poetry requires an understanding of the poet’s cultural heritage out of whose true diaspora of Portuguese and Lusophone speaking people molded her perception as a poet. Born in 1947 in San Jose, California where she grew up, her family came from the Azore Islands to look for gold in California during the 1800s and 1900s. Failing to find gold and “strike it rich,” her family turned to ranching to make a living. Her great, grandmother Maria Cabral-Neves, came to Fort Jones, California as a mail-order bride during this period, and today her homestead, remains a local landmark. Lara has memories as a young girl of her great grandmother telling her stories about the old country. As an adult she became curious about her heritage and explored family history. In so doing, she used the writing of poetry as a means to express what she learned about her family and culture.”
Pick up a copy!
Alexander Chee (Faculty ’15) wrote about Park Chan-wook for the cover of T Magazine. Check it out!
Architectural Digest agrees Portugal is what’s up–Azores ranks #2 in top 20 destinations of 2018! As it happens, that’s where our new QUIET residency is located…
Stefan Kiesbye (Disquiet Faculty ’15) wrote about losing his home in the Santa Rosa fires for the LA Times. Read his beautiful piece. His family is safe!
St. Petersburg Review‘s new issue features incredible work and translations and new pieces by Disquiet alums Yma Johnson and Morgan Fox!
Amina Gautier (Disquiet alum ’15 and guest ’17) continues racking up the honors for her latest! The Loss of All Lost Things was just named a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Awards. Congrats, Amina!!!
Architectural Digest tells us why our next trip should be to Lisbon… We couldn’t agree more!
“Pessoa ruminates about pretty much everything, often entering enlightening and sorrowful spaces while battling life’s eternal questions. Recently released by New Directions with a brand new translation, The Book of Disquiet is in its most complete form ever.” Read more here!
Many Disquieters may remember this poem, a Paris Review staff pick!
“This week what I’m picking is translation, all of it, in general, but also this poem by José Luis Peixoto from A Child in Ruins, translated by Hugo dos Santos. At KGB bar, dos Santos read it first in the original Portuguese, then in English:”