Reading and Signing with Eleanor Goodman

Join BookBar for a reading and signing with Eleanor Goodman, author of Nine Dragon Island and translator of Iron Moon: An Anthology of Chinese Worker Poetry.

Eleanor Goodman is a Research Associate at the Harvard University Fairbank Center, and spent a year at Peking University on a Fulbright Fellowship. She has been an artist in residence at the American Academy in Rome and was awarded a Henry Luce Translation Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. Her first book of translations, Something Crosses My Mind: Selected Poems of Wang Xiaoni was the recipient of a 2013 PEN/Heim Translation Grant and winner of the 2015 Lucien Stryk Prize. The book was also shortlisted for the International Griffin Prize. The anthology Iron Moon, a translation of Chinese worker’s poetry  has just been released, and the single-author translation The Roots of Wisdom: Poems by Zang Di will be out this summer. Her first poetry book, Nine Dragon Island was a finalist for the Drunken Boat First Book Prize.

About the Nine Dragon Island
A linguistic tour-de-force that traverses cultural, psychological, and international boundaries. Eleanor Goodman navigates between worlds, from a parent's cancer in Ohio to Hong Kong's Tolo Harbor to migrant workers in China. These poems are snapshots of daily life as lived and considered, moments of elegy and rejoicing. 

​​​​​​​"An alert, skeptical, passionate book about human understanding and its limitations."--Robert Pinsky

About Iron Moon:
"Iron Moon is a monumental achievement. It redraws the boundaries of working-class poetry for the new millennium by incorporating at its center issues like migration, globalization, and rank-and-file resistance. We hear in these poems what Zheng Xiaoqiong calls "a language of callouses." This isn't a book about the lost industrial past; it's a fervent testimony to the horrific, hidden histories of the 21st century's working-class and a clarion call for a more cooperative and humane future."--Mark Nowak, author of Coal Mountain Elementary


Event date: 
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Nine Dragon Island Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938890208
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Published: Zephyr Press - December 6th, 2016

Iron Moon: An Anthology of Chinese Worker Poetry Cover Image
By Eleanor Goodman (Translator)
ISBN: 9781945680038
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Published: White Pine Press (NY) - April 18th, 2017