Seth Michelson Assistant Professor of Spanish, Washington and Lee University

Poetry Reading: The Ethics of Citizenship
Monday, October 26, 12:15-1:20 p.m.
Hillel Multipurpose Room
Lunch provided; please RSVP to by October 19, 2015

Seth Michelson is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Washington and Lee University. He has research interests in Latin American Poetry, Aesthetics, Translation Theory, Feminist Poetics, State Violence, Colonialism, and Neoliberalism. His most recent book of poetry is Eyes Like Broken Windows (Press 53, 2012), winner of the poetry category of the 2013 International Book Awards. He also is the author of the chapbooks House in a Hurricane (Big Table Publishing, 2010), Kaddish for my Unborn Son (Pudding House Publications, 2009), and Maestro of Brutal Splendor (Jeanne Duval Editions, 2005). His poetry translations include the book The Ghetto (Point of Contact, 2011), which is his rendering of El ghetto (Sudamericana, 2003), by the internationally acclaimed Argentine poet Tamara Kamenszain, and Roly Poly (Toad Press, 2014), which is his translation of Bicho Bola (Yauguru, 2012), by the young Uruguayan poet Victoria Estol. His translation of the selected poetry of the renowned Indian poet Rati Saxena was published as Dreaming in Another Land (Kritya, 2014). He holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Southern California.