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Reading: Aryanil Mukherjee & Murat Nemet-Nejat

  • Chase Public 1569 Chase Avenue Cincinnati, OH, 45223 United States (map)

Chase Public is very excited to host a reading from poets and translators Aryanil Mukherjee and Murat Nemet-Najat.

Aryanil Mukherjee is a bilingual poet, translator and editor who has authored fourteen books of poetry, pamplet and essays in two languages. Recent Anthology appearances include: The Harper-Collins Book of Indian Poetry in English, The Literary Review Indian Poetry Fairleigh Dickinson University Press); Indian Literature, Indivisible: An Anthology of South Asian American Poetry (University of Arkansas Press) etc. Aryanil has translated scores of international poets bidirectionally including a book of  translations and essays on John Ashbery. His poetry has been discussed in the Best American Poetry Blog and has been translated into Hindi, Spanish and Danish. Aryanil edits Kaurab, a Bengali language e&m-zine of experimental poetry and works as an engineering mathematician in Cincinnati, USA.

Poet, translator from Turkish and essayist, Murat Nemet-Nejat's recent work includes the poems Animals of Dawn (Talisman, 2016), The Spiritual Life of Replicants (Talisman, 2011), the collaboration with the poet Standard Schaefer "Alphabet Dialogues/Penis Monologues"; the translations Seyhan Erözçelik's Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds (Talisman, 2010), the republication by Green Integer Press of Ece Ayhan's A Blind Cat Black and Orthodoxies (2015); and the essays "Dear Charles, Letters from a Turk: Mayan Letters, Herman Melville and Eda" (Letters for Olson, edited by Benjamin Hollander, Spuyten Duyvil, 2016), "Holiness and Jewish Rebellion: 'Questions of Accent' Twenty Years Afterward" (Languages of Modern Jewish Cultures: Comparative Perspectives, edited by Joshua L. Miller and Anita Norich (University of Michigan Press, 2016) and "Istanbul Noir" (Istanbul: Metamorphoses In an Imperial City, edited by M. Akif Kirecci and Edward Foster (Talisman, 2011). He is the editor of Eda: An Anthology of Contemporary Turkish Poetry, edited by Murat Nemet-Nejat (Talisman House, 2004). He is presently working on the poems Io's Song, Camels and Weasels, and a collection of translations from the Turkish poet Sami Baydar. The Spiritual Life, Animals of Dawn, Camels and Weasels and Io's Song are part of a seven-part poem The Structure of Escape.


Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Sunday, October 29th
Doors 7:00
Reading 7:30

Free - But there will be books, and you will want to buy them, so bring some dollars with which to do so.

BYOB, respectfully.  Disrespectful B will be shunned with great contempt.