Marlboro College Hosts
International Poetry Reading in 18 Languages
Marlboro, VT—In honor of the 10th anniversary of Poetry Month, Marlboro College hosts “Sonnetina,” a reading of international love poems recited in their original languages on April 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Marlboro College Campus Center.
Sonnets, and a few other forms, depending on the culture, will be read in Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Old Provençal, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Students, staff and faculty members, including professor Luís Batlle (music), Veronica and Edmund Brelsford (languages and literature), Laura D’Angelo (French and Italian), Hu Haiyan (Asian language fellow), Touria El Oudiyi (Fulbright Fellow in Arabic language), Elizabeth Lucas (Classics Fellow), and President Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, will join together to read sonnets in the original languages followed by "The Mystery Sonnet" read in a translation in each of the languages followed by "The Mystery Sonnet" Revealed!, read in English by a surprise reader.
The reading is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644. For cancellation information, please call the Events Hotline: (802) 451-7151.