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Young, Zenith present readings, Dec. 5

Poet and translator David Young and translator Richard Zenith will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Young has written 10 books of poetry, including "At the White Window" and "The Planet on the Desk: Selected and New Poems." He also is a well-known translator of Chinese poetry. A Pushcart Prize winner, Young is a professor emeritus of English and creative writing at Oberlin College and an editor of the Field poetry series at Oberlin College Press.

Zenith's translations of Portuguese works include those by António Lobo Antunes and Fernando Pessoa. Zenith won the 1999 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation for "Fernando Pessoa & Co. -- Selected Poems." His translation of the work of Brazilian poet João Cabral de Melo Neto, "Education by Stone: Selected Poems," won the 2006 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets.

The event is part of the Althea Ward Clark Reading Series sponsored by the Program in Creative Writing.

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