Join us for "Poetry Across the Ocean," a virtual event with poet Daniel Mark Epstein '70, in conversation with his Italian translator, Kenyon professor Simone Dubrovic.

If you were on Kenyon's campus in the late 1960s, you likely read Daniel Mark Epstein's poetry in various student publications. Following graduation, his poems were published in prestigious venues, such as The New Yorker, The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic and The Kenyon Review. He went on to publish several volumes of poetry and become one of the country's most important poets. 

In 2011, Daniel published a best-seller, "The Ballad of Bob Dylan," which was translated into many languages. He has also authored award-winning biographies on Aimee Semple McPherson, Nat King Cole and Edna Vincent Millay as well as three volumes on Abraham Lincoln and his entourage.

Daniel moved back to Gambier a few years ago and met Italian professor Simone Dubrovic, the author of several books of what can be considered prose poems in Italian. They became friends and collaborated on "Dall'alba al crepuscolo" (2020), Simone's Italian translations of the collected poems in Daniel's "Dawn to Twilight: New and Selected Poems" (2015). At this virtual event, Daniel and Simone will read poems and discuss their collaboration with Sante Matteo '71.

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