Poetry Reading by Justin Quinn

6:00 pm on Thursday, November 2, 2017
7:00 pm on Thursday, November 2, 2017
Contact Name:
Meg Tyler
Poet and translator Justin Quinn was born in Dublin, Ireland and earned his BA and PhD from Trinity College. He is the author of six collections of poetry: The Ooaa Bird (1995), Privacy (1999), Fuselage (2002), Waves and Trees (2006), Close Quarters (2011), and Early House (2015). He also wrote the novel Mount Merrion (2013). Quinn moved to Prague in the late 1990s, and his poetry often shows the influence of Anglo, American, and Irish poetry traditions as well as his experiences in the Czech Republic and as a translator of Czech poetry. His translations of poet Petr Borkovec were collected in From the Interior (2008), and Quinn is currently translating the work of Bohuslav Reynek. Quinn’s own work was translated into Czech in the collection Vlny a stromy (2009, translated by Tomáš Fürstenzeller). Quinn’s scholarly books include Gathered Beneath the Storm: Wallace Stevens, Nature and Community (2002); American Errancy: Empire, Sublimity & Modern Poetry (2005); and Between Two Fires: Transnationalism & Cold War Poetry (2015). With David Wheatley, Quinn founded the poetry magazine Metre. He is associate professor of American and English literature at Charles University in Prague.