Sunday, May 29, 8pm
at the Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (bet Bleecker and Houston)
Mario Susko will be reading to celebrate the release of his newest book of English-language poems, "Eternity on Hold" (Turtle Point Press). Born in Sarajevo during World War II and wounded during the recent blockade, Susko is the author of twenty-two books of poetry and the winner of Nuove Lettere Premio Internazionale di Poesia e Letteratura, the Council of Europe Award and three Fulbright scholarships. He is also the translator of James Baldwin, Saul Bellow, Walt Whitman and many other Americans into the language formerly known as Serbo-Croatian.
Vasyl Makhno, a Ukrainian poet living in New York, is the author of six poetry collections, and also a translator of the Polish poet Zbigniew Herbert. His complex, elusive, metaphorically dense and extremely beautiful work, together with articles about him, may be found here.