The Polyglot: Multilingual Horizons
- Monday April 17, 2017
- 12:00pmDoors 11:30am
- McLuhan House
11342 - 64 Street
Edmonton[Map to venue]
- Door charge: Pay what you can
The Polyglot (www.thepolyglotmagazine.com) is a new Canadian biannual magazine devoted to publishing multilingual poetry and art. Our inaugural issue themed Crosswalks (Spring 2017) expands the horizons of what languages, poetry, and art can do.
At our event The Polyglot: Multilingual Horizons, eight of the poets featured in our first issue will read their poems and discuss the intersections between poetry and languages.
After the readings, the poets will discuss how different languages have expanded their poetic horizons. Some guiding questions will be: Why write in languages other than English? How have you experimented with languages in your poetry? How does your writing process differ in each language? What advice would you give to others who would like to try their hand at writing in a second or foreign language?
Luciana Erregue (Spanish | English) is a Canadian-Argentinian MA in Art History from the University of Alberta whose research and writing interests correspond to her experiences of growing up amidst the political upheaval of 1970’s Argentina and her immigration to Canada.
Anton Iorga (English | French | Spanish) is an activist/polymath poet/anticolonial scholar/translator currently trying to help fix the world one poem at a time.
Émilie Lavoie (French) is a Canadian francophone of mixed heritage and influences (a mesclun of North Africa, Ontario, Québec and Europe) whose first poetry book was published in 2016, by Les Écrits 9, in France.
Yukari Meldrum (Japanese | English) is a Certified Translator (Canada) and a poet who enjoys the space occupying both Japanese and English.
Naomi McIlwraith (Cree | English) A peacemaker by nature, Naomi believes that in her next life she will be a Tamarack tree or a small mountain lake.
Adriana Onita (Romanian | Italian | Spanish | French | English) is the founder of The Polyglot. She is a poet, artist, and owner of For the Love of Language, a language education business.
Axel Pérez Trujillo Diniz (Spanish | English | Portuguese) is a sojourner poet, always looking up to the stars whilst writing in Spanish, English, and Portuguese.
Pierrette Requier (French | English), Edmonton’s 6th Poet Laureate, child of la grande prairie canadienne, is a bilingual poet, playwright, performer, producer and mentor.