Daisy Fried & Joshua Weiner: A Celebration of Poetry in Translation

Main Point Books welcomes Poet-Translators Daisy Fried and Joshua Weiner to celebrate their poetry-in translation projects: "Nelly Sach's Flight and Metamorphosis" and "The Year the City Emptied."

This event is live in the store. We request that people register through Eventbrite to help us plan for seating. Under current guidelines masks are required for guests - we'll post here if that changes. Books are available for advance sale through Eventbrite and through the link below, and will also be for sale the night of the event.

About the Poets and Books

Joshua Weiner's translation (with Linda B. Parshall) of Nelly Sachs' Flight and Metamorphosis has been appearing for the last few years in publications such as Poetry, Harper's, and LitHub, featured by the Jewish Book Council, and adopted by the Goethe-Institut's book group. His most recent book of poetry is The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish, and his reporting about the refugee situation in Germany, Berlin Notebook: Where Are the Refugees? was published as an e-book by LARB. The recipient of Whiting, Rome Prize, and Guggenheim fellowships, he teaches at University of Maryland and lives in Washington D.C.


Daisy Fried’s previous books are Women’s Poetry: Poems and Advice, My Brother is Getting Arrested Again, and She Didn’t Mean to Do it. Poems from The Year the City Emptied, her fourth book, have appeared in The Paris Review, The Nation, PN Review, Threepenny Review, Zocalo, Subtropics and elsewhere. An occasional book reviewer for the New York Times, Poetry Foundation, and elsewhere, as well as the recipient of Guggenheim, Hodder and Pew Fellowships, she is a member of the creative writing faculties of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.


Event date: 

Friday, May 13, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Main Point Books


Flight and Metamorphosis: Poems: A Bilingual Edition By Nelly Sachs, Joshua Weiner (Translated by), Linda B. Parshall (Translated by) Cover Image
By Nelly Sachs, Joshua Weiner (Translated by), Linda B. Parshall (Translated by)
Title is Backordered
ISBN: 9780374157081
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 15th, 2022

The Year the City Emptied: After Baudelaire By Daisy Fried Cover Image
ISBN: 9781733273480
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Published: Flood Editions - March 14th, 2022