A bilingual evening of poetry and music featuring German poet Tzveta Sofronieva, Swiss saxophonist Sam Burckhardt, and translator Chantal Wright.
Tzveta Sofronieva is the author of fourteen books of poetry, short stories, essays, and translations. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1963, she has lived in Germany since 1992 and writes in Bulgarian, German, and English. Her recent collection, A Hand Full of Water, translated by Chantal Wright, won the first Cliff Becker Prize in Translation and will be published by White Pine Press in Fall 2012 in a bilingual edition. Poet and translator Willis Barnstone, judge of the competition, says that in A Hand Full of Water, “Sofronieva refreshes and re-jewels the German language, making it plainer and richer by her global iridescence.”