Octavio Paz Centennial Celebration

Octavio Paz
with María Baranda, Coral Bracho, Nathalie Handal, Idra Novey, Kristin Prevallet, Roberto Tejada, Monica de la Torre, and Eliot Weinberger
Date and Time: 
October 7, 2014 - 7:00PM
Event Location: 
Poets House
Admission: 
Free

Poet, essayist, diplomat, and Nobelist Octavio Paz (1914-1998) believed that “to acknowledge the variety of visions and sensibilities is to preserve the richness of life” and ushered in a new era for Mexican literature and modern poetry. A gathering of Mexican and American poets read from his work, which spans 60 years of writing.

Click here to listen to translator Eliot Weinberger reading Paz's poem "Sunstone," recorded at Poets House.

Visit the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York's website for more Homage to Octavio Paz events.

Event Sponsored By: 
Cosponsored by the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, New Directions Publishing and Poets House
Event Type: 
Readings and Conversations