Spoon Book Release: Karel Hynek Macha - May
Sunday, November 7th, 2010 at Friends Cafe
as part of the Alchemy Prague Readings and Performance Series.
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Karel Hynek Macha this November
with the release of the new English-language translation of May,
Macha’s epic masterpiece.
This is the first English translation of May in more than 50 years.
With us for this event will be the translator, Marcela Sulak, who
will also be reading from her recently published poetry collection
Immigrant (Black Lawrence Press, 2010)
Marcela Malek Sulak is the author of the poetry chapbook Of All
the Things That Don’t Exist, I Love You Best (Finishing Line
Press, 2008). She has translated three book-length collections of
poetry, Karel Hynek Macha’s May and Karel Jaromir Erben’s
Bouquet, from the Czech (Twisted Spoon Press, 2005 & forthcoming
in 2010) and Mutombo Nkulu-N’Sengha’s Bela-Wenda, from
the French (Host Publications, forthcoming in 2010).
Her poetry has recently appeared in such journals as Fence, The
Indiana Review, Drunken Boat, River Styx and The Notre Dame Review.
She has lived and worked as a free-lance writer and instructor in
Germany, the Czech Republic, Venezuela and Israel. She has worked
as an Assistant Professor of Literature at American University and
currently directs the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative
Writing at Bar-Ilan University.
“Marcela Sulak has beautifully maintained the same style of
poetic language as Macha...”
— Slavic and East European Journal