Common Ground#713

Wild Mind, Wild Earth: Our Place in the Sixth Extinction

Featuring David Hinton and Phong H. Bui, with Jacob Bromberg


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Poet David Hinton joins Rail publisher and artistic director Phong H. Bui for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Jacob Bromberg.

In this talk

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David Hinton

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David Hinton has published numerous books of poetry and essays, and many translations of ancient Chinese poetry and philosophy that create contemporary works of compelling literary power, while also conveying the actual texture and density of the originals. These books are all informed by an abiding interest in deep ecological thinking, in exploring the weave of consciousness and landscape. This work has earned wide aclaim and many national awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and both of the major awards given for poetry translation in the United States: the Landon Translation Award (Academy of American Poets) and the PEN American Translation Award. Most recently, Hinton received a lifetime achievement award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Phong H. Bui

Photo of Phong Bui taken by Nicola Delorme
Photo by Nicola Delorme
Phong H. Bui is an artist, writer, independent curator, and Co-Founder and Publisher/Artistic Director of the Brooklyn Rail, Rail Editions, River Rail and Rail Curatorial Projects.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Jacob Bromberg reading.

Jacob Bromberg

Jacob Bromberg
Jacob Bromberg is a multi-media poet and translator. His work has appeared in/been exhibited at The Brooklyn Rail, The Paris Review, Le Monde, The Believer, e-flux, The Palais de Tokyo, the Fiorucci Art Trust’s Volcano Extravaganza, and Yvon Lambert Bookshop among other venues. He was The Brooklyn Rail’s inaugural Poet-in-Transit, and his collaboration with Camille Henrot, Grosse Fatigue, won the Silver Lion at the 2013 Venice Biennale. This coming January, a new commissioned work will be featured at the Louvre as part of their contemporary programming.

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