Feb 14: Release of Calque #5

Come listen to readings by Jennifer Hayashida, Sandra Newman, and Brandon Holmquest as we celebrate the release of the final issue of Calque, a journal of literature in translation.

Jennifer Hayashida
is a poet and translator. She was born in Oakland, California, and grew up in the suburbs of Stockholm and San Francisco. She has translated Fredrik Nyberg's A Different Practice (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2007) and Eva Sjödin's Inner China (Litmus Press, 2005). She is Director of the Asian American Studies Program at Hunter College in New York. This year, she is a Writer-in-Residence through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Program, where she is working on an experimental prose piece centering on the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.

Sandra Newman is the author of the novels The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done and Cake. Her memoir, Folk Tales of the Rich, is due to be published by Random House in 2010.

Brandon Holmquest is co-editor of Calque. His essays can be read online in English and in Spanish.