Boston University Lecture Series in Literary Translation: Khmer Poetry and Translation

Starts:
1:00 pm on Friday, April 11, 2014
Ends:
3:00 pm on Friday, April 11, 2014
Location:
STH 625, 745 Commonwealth Avenue
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/translation/guest-lecturers/
Tararith Kho and Aisha Down will present a talk on Khmer poetry and translation as part of the 2014 Boston University Lecture Series in Literary Translation. It will be held in STH 625, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, with a reception to follow. For details please see the link below. Tararith Kho is a Cambodian poet, publisher, and educator who has made a name for himself in his homeland and in American literary circles. A key figure in the founding of PEN-Cambodia, he has been a Scholars at Risk Fellow at Harvard, and from 2010 and 2011 was a fellow at Brown University’s International Writing Project. His books and poetry anthologies include Lesson of Life (1998), Culture Should Not Stay Alone (2006), Regretful (2009), Red Print (2010), and Khmer Nigeria Poetry (2011). He now teaches Khmer language, and will be developing a program in Khmer language and literature, at Middlesex Community College. Aisha Down is an undegraduate student at Harvard University. She spent seven months in Cambodia as a volunteer English teacher, where she learned to speak Khmer. Introduced to Kho during his time as a Scholar at Risk at Harvard, she is working with him on translating a collection of his poetry. Aisha has hiked in the mountains of nine countries and is majoring in English and Physics