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LORCA IN NY: A CELEBRATION
April 5-July 21, 2013

 

Back Tomorrow: Federico García Lorca / Poet in New York (Exhibition)
April 5-July 20
 
Monday, Thursday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Wednesday, 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Sunday, 1–5 p.m.

The New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Gallery
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street 

Free and Open to the Public
nypl.org 

Federico García Lorca famously left the first draft of Poet In New York on his publisher’s desk in 1936 with a note that promised he would be “back tomorrow.” But the meeting never took place – Lorca was murdered only a few weeks later – and the manuscript was lost for decades. Now, The New York Public Library and the Federico García Lorca Foundation present Back Tomorrow: Federico García Lorca / Poet in New York, an exhibition that brings together for the first time the recovered New York manuscripts, photos, and drawings that trace Lorca’s vision from first drafts to fair copies to the nervous line of pen and colored pencil. Back Tomorrow: Federico García Lorca / Poet in New York is the story of the poet’s trip and of the testimony it produced: not only the complex book of poems, but also, in contrast, a cheerful series of insightful letters to his family and a series of remarkable drawings that offer, like the poems, an apocalyptic vision of the city. Also exhibited are personal objects, including the poet’s passport and bank book, his library card and guitar, along with rare books and relevant manuscripts of Whitman, Hart Crane, and T.S. Eliot from the collection of the New York Public Library. The Lorca manuscripts, drawings, and photos are from the archives and library of the Federico García Lorca Foundation, Madrid, a non-profit foundation devoted to furthering an understanding of the poet’s life and work.

Curated by Christopher Maurer and Andrés Soria Olmedo

This exhibition is organized jointly by the Fundación Federico García Lorca, The New York Public Library, and Acción Cultural Española with the support of ”la Caixa” Foundation.
 
Support for The New York Public Library’s Exhibitions Program has been provided by Celeste Bartos, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos Exhibitions Fund, and Jonathan Altman.
 


Teatro SEA: Los títeres de Cachiporra (The Billy-Club Puppets)
Saturdays, April 6 (Opening night, 8 p.m.), 13, 20, 27 (3 p.m.)


Teatro SEA @ Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Education Center
107 Suffolk Street

Tickets: $18 ($15 Children)
ovationtix.com | (212) 529-1545

“It will be an extraordinary session of guignol, and we are going to make a work of pure art of the sort we so badly need.” (Lorca’s letter to Melchor Fernández Almagro, 1922)

Written between 1922 and 1925, and subtitled “Tragi-comedy of Don Cristóbal and Miss Rosita: A Guignolesque farce in six scenes and an announcement,” Los títeres de Cachiporra (The Billy-Club Puppets) is an Andalusian Punch & Judy style story, in which the beautiful Rosita falls in love with the poor Cocoliche, but has to marry Don Cristóbal, a wealthy old man with a billy club. Performed in both Spanish and English. Lorca’s famed puppet play is perfect for all ages and shows a unique aspect of the dramatist’s work both lighthearted and experimental.

Produced by Bowery Arts+Science, Teatro SEA (Society of Educational Arts) and Fundación Federico García Lorca

With the support of AC/E and ”la Caixa” Foundation

Listen to this event on Radio Lorca…


Listen to an interview with the actors, artists, and puppeteers on Radio Lorca…


Federico García Lorca Extravaganza: El Poeta en Nueva York
Sunday, April 7, 7 p.m.

Hosted by La Bruja

Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery

Tickets: $10
Bowerypoetry.com | 212-614-0505 

A musical, theatrical, spoken word celebration and interpretation of Lorca’s writings and favorite Flamenco, Sevillana and Tango songs performed by some of American’s leading spoken word artists, including La Bruja (poetry, vocals, piano), Simply Rob (poetry and vocals), and Los Gitanos Juveniles (The Juvenile Gypsies).

Musical accompaniments by Anthony Carrillo (Lead Percussion), Raphael Cuascut (Percussion), Angel Rodriguez, Sr. (Palmas/Percussion), Julio Rodriguez (Spanish Background Guitar), Mario Rodriguez, (Spanish Lead Guitar), and Alex La Salle (Percussion/Background Vocals)

Produced by Bowery Arts+Science and Fundación Federico García Lorca

With the support of AC/E and ”la Caixa” Foundation


Listen to this event on Radio Lorca…


Gonzalo Sobejano: “Memoria de Lorca, A través de mis años en la Universidad de Columbia” (Lecture )
(Memory of Lorca, Through My Years at Columbia University)
Monday, April 8, 6 p.m.


Columbia University
Butler Library, Room 523
515 W 114th St.

Free and Open to the Public
alumni-friends.library.columbia.edu

Gonzalo Sobejano, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University, will give a talk in Spanish titled Memoria de Lorca, A través de mis años en la Universidad de Columbia. Cocktails will follow.

Produced by Rare Books & Manuscripts Library and Dept. of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University, and Fundación Federico García Lorca

With the support of AC/E and ”la Caixa” Foundation

Listen to this event on Radio Lorca…


American Lorca (Presentations)
Tuesday, April 9, 7 p.m.

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center
New York University
53 Washington Square South
(between Thompson and Sullivan)

Free and Open to the Public. Picture ID required at door.
nyu.edu/kjc | (212) 998-3650 

Jo Labanyi, Director of King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, NYU, leads an evening of presentations by Lorca’s specialists. These will include Antonio Monegal (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona): Sex in the City: Lorca’s Images of Desire; Paul Julian Smith (The Graduate Center, CUNY): Poet on the Moon: Intermediality in Lorca’s American Period; Andrés Soria (Universidad de Granada): Between Letter and Poems: On Lorca’s 1932 Presentation and Reading of “Poet in New York” at the Residencia de Señoritas, Madrid; and Jonathan Mayhew (University of Kansas): Postmodern Lorcas: O’Hara, Motherwell, Strayhorn.

Produced by King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (NYU) and Fundación Federico García Lorca

With the support of Acción Cultural Española and ”la Caixa” Foundation

Listen to this event on Radio Lorca…


Lorca’s Universe (Concert)
Tuesday, April 9, 7 p.m.


Instituto Cervantes
211 East 49th Street

Tickets: $15/$10 Members
newyork.cervantes.org | (212) 308-7720

A musical voyage through flamenco and Lorca’s poetry with internationally acclaimed guistarist José María Gallardo del Rey and violinist Anabel Garcia del Castillo.

Produced by Instituto Cervantes


Tribute to Lorca @ CUNY


Lorca in Vermont
(Exhibition)
April 16-May 30


The Graduate Center Exhibition Hallway
The City University of New York (CUNY)
365 5th Avenue

Free and Open to the Public
gc.cuny.edu | (212) 817-700


Federico García Lorca’s Poet in New York, one of most intense books ever written about the modern city, was inspired not only by the poet’s nine-month visit here in 1929-30, but also by a stay in northern Vermont in August 1929 with his American friend Philip Cummings. Far from the city, Lorca found a stillness and sweetness that brought unbidden memories of childhood, love, and loss. Seeking solace in his art, he wrote a series of poems exploring his own shifting sense of self.

Through reproductions of photographs of Lorca and Cummings, excerpts from Lorca’s Vermont poems and letters, and other biographical materials, this exhibition captures an intense moment in Lorca’s life, the writing it inspired, and the spare beauty of rural New England in an earlier time. It complements an exhibition at the New York Public Library entitled “Back Tomorrow: Federico García Lorca / Poet in New York” (April 5-July 21).

Curated by Patricia Billingsley and Christopher Maurer

Interpreting Lorca (Panel Discussion and Performances)
Tuesday, April 16, 6 p.m.

Martin E. Segal Theatre
The City University of New York (CUNY)
365 5th Avenue

Free and Open to the Public
gc.cuny.edu | (212) 817-700

With Joan Jonas, Caridad Svich, Christopher Maurer, Ben Sidran, Mónica de la Torre, Eliot Weinberger

A prestigious line-up of poets, translators, artists, directors, and musicians convene in CUNY to pay tribute to Lorca’s work. The evening will kick off with a brief introduction to the exhibition, “Lorca in Vermont,” by its curators. It will be followed by a special performance by pioneer of video and performance art, Joan Jonas, interpreting a piece that plays with different translations of a Lorca verse. Mónica de la Torre, poet, editor, and professor of Literary Translation at Columbia University, will then lead a panel of eminent translators, discussing their translation and interpretation of Lorca’s work. American jazz pianist Ben Sidran, who has often bowed to Lorca’s oeuvre for his own art, will cap the evening with The Concert for García Lorca – a composition he performed on Lorca’s piano in Granada, Spain, during an historic recital which celebrated the 100th anniversary of the poet’s birth (June 1988). He will be accompanied by Leo Sidran on drums and Alexis Cuadrado on acoustic bass.

Produced by The Center for the Humanities at Graduate Center (CUNY), PEN American Center (Translation Committee), and Fundación Federico García Lorca
With the support of AC/E and “La Caixa” Foundation

Listen to this event on Radio Lorca…


An Evening with Carlos Rojas and Edith Grossman (Presentation)
Wednesday, April 17, 7 p.m.


Instituto Cervantes
211 East 49th Street

Free and Open to the Public
newyork.cervantes.org | (212) 308-7720

A book presentation by Carlos Rojas, recipient of the Spanish Literary Award Nadal. The Ingenious Gentleman and Poet Federico Garcia Lorca Ascends to Hell, translated by Edith Grossman, will be released by Yale University Press in May 2013. Followed by a Q&A.

Produced by Instituto Cervantes


KJCC Poetry Series: Writing in New York / New York in Writing
Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m.

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center
New York University
53 Washington Square South
(between Thompson and Sullivan)


Free and Open to the Public. Picture ID required at door.
Nyu.edu/kjc | (212) 998-3650

Students from NYU’s M.F.A. program in Creative Writing in Spanish rewrite Federico García Lorca’s experience of New York. Spanish novelist Antonio Muñoz Molina and Argentine writer Lila Zemborain, both professors in the M.F.A. program in Creative Writing in Spanish, will devote part of their spring 2013 courses to Poet in New York. The results will be presented during this evening, with introduction by Molina and Zemborain.

Produced by King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (NYU), Creative Writing in Spanish Program (NYU), and Fundación Federico García Lorca

Listen to this event on Radio Lorca…


Jose García Velasco: “Lorca, Dalí, Buñuel & Eternal Youth: Life in the Residencia de Estudiantes” (Lecture)
Monday, April 22, 7 p.m.


Instituto Cervantes
211 East 49th Street

Free and Open to the Public
newyork.cervantes.org | (212) 308-7720

A lecture by Jose García Velasco, former director of the Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid (Spain). In Spanish.

Produced by Instituto Cervantes


Luis García Montero & Nathalie Handal (Conversation)
Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m.

Instituto Cervantes
211 East 49th Street

Free and open to the Public
newyork.cervantes.org | (212) 308-7720

Join Luis García Montero, author of a recently published anthology on Lorca, and Nathalie Handal, who wrote Poet in Andalucía in response to Poet in New York, for a roundtable discussion about the influence Lorca’s poetry has had in Spain & the United States. Followed by a Q&A. In Spanish with simultaneous translation.

Produced by Instituto Cervantes


After Lorca: A Day of Poetry and Performance
Wednesday, May 1, 5-9 p.m.

Martin E. Segal Theatre
The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY)
365 5th Avenue

Free and Open to the Public
gc.cuny.edu | (212) 817-700

This daylong festival of performance and poetry will offer a multitude of responses to traditional and radical receptions of Lorca in the US.

Poets and performers Rob Fitterman, Cole Heinowitz, Harmony Holiday, Sabrina Lastman, Mariana Luna, Eileen Myles, Judah Rubin, Sara Jane Stoner, Marcos Wasem, Aynsley Vandenbroucke and the Aynsley Vandenbroucke Movement Group explore the tensions between urban and pastoral, foreign and American, mapped and experimental, as well as the often-unexamined queerness of Lorca’s work

Cosponsored by The Graduate Center (CUNY), Poetry Society of America and Fundación Federico García Lorca

Listen to this event on Radio Lorca…


Screenings @ Instituto Cervantes

Instituto Cervantes
211 East 49th Street

Suggested Donation: $5
newyork.cervantes.org | (212) 308-7720


Wednesday, May  8, 7 p.m.

Trip to the Moon 
(1998). Directed by Frederic Amat
Frederic Amat will introduce the film
Mudanza (2008). Directed by Pere Portabella

Lorca entrusted Trip to the Moon to Mexican artist and filmmaker Emilio Amero, who jealously guarded the manuscript but was never able to realize the film. Artist and filmmaker Frederic Amat turned the script into a film in 1998.

Mudanza by Pere Portabella was one of the works in the exhibition Everstill, curated by Hans Ulricht Obrist and organized by the Fundación Federico García Lorca. At the end of the exhibition and for this film, furniture and objects were removed from the Huerta de San Vicente, the home and museum of the García-Lorca family in Granada. Visitors were then allowed to move freely in the empty space, charged with Lorca’s emotive and historic absence.

Wednesday, May 14, 7 p.m.
Lorca: Así que pasen cien años (1998). Directed by Javier Rioyo.

This beautifully crafted and rich documentary (nominated for an Emmy Award in 1998) celebrates Lorca’s life through a look at his friends, his music, and the cultural and political movements that influenced his work. In Spanish with English Subtitles.


Wednesday, May 22 , 7 p.m.

To an Unknown God (1977). Directed by Jaime Chávarri

Circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Lorca emerge in counterpoint with the current life of a homosexual stage-magician. The film was the Grand Prize winner at the Chicago International Film Festival, and Hector Alterio won the Best actor award at the San Sebastian Film Festival for his performance as José. In Spanish.

Produced by Instituto Cervantes


Lorca & Flamenco (Workshop)
Monday, May 17 & 18, 6-9 p.m.


Instituto Cervantes
211 East 49th Street

Tickets: $80 
newyork.cervantes.org | (212) 308-7720

Internationally renowned flamenco guitarist Paco Soto offers a 2-day workshop. In Spanish.

Listen to Paco Soto…

Produced by Instituto Cervantes


Poeta en Nueva York (Book launch)
Friday, May 24, 7 p.m.


Instituto Cervantes
211 East 49th Street

Free and open to the public
newyork.cervantes.org | (212) 308-7720

British hispanist Andrew A. Anderson presents a new critical edition of the Spanish edition of Poeta en Nueva York (Barcelona: Galaxia Gutenberg, Círculo de Lectores, 2013). In Spanish.

Produced by Instituto Cervantes



LIVE from the NYPL: Celebrating Federico García Lorca
Tuesday, June 4, 7 p.m.

The New York Public Library,
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street

Tickets: $25/$15 NYPL Friends, Seniors (60+), and Students with valid ID
nypl.org

With appearances by John Giorno, Will Keen, Tracy K. Smith, Christopher Maurer, Philip Levine, Paul Muldoon, and Patti Smith.

Paul Holdengräber, director of LIVE from the NYPL, presents a special installment of the Library’s series celebrating Federico García Lorca’s life and legacy. LIVE from the NYPL is made possible with generous support from Celeste Bartos, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos, and the Margaret and Herman Sokol Public Education Endowment Fund.

Produced by LIVE from the New York Public Library and Fundación Federico García Lorca

With the support of AC/E and ”la Caixa” Foundation

Listen to this event on Radio Lorca…


David Bestué
(Art performance)

Wednesday, June 4-5 (night)

Various Locations

Free and Open to the Public

In the early hours of June 5 (the anniversary of Lorca’s birth), Barcelona-based artist David Bestué, whose work with Mark Vives was recently featured at the Venice Biennale, will roam the streets of New York as “an echo to Lorca’s poems.” His walk through the city will be a personal homage to Poet in New York, which Bestué perceives as “a combination of the poet’s physical experience of the city (movements, routes, itineraries), and a series of disturbed and disturbing metaphors which reflect the author’s solitude.”

Produced by Fundación Federico García Lorca

With the support of AC/E and “la Caixa” Foundation


Words and Music: Patti Smith and Friends
A Birthday Concert for Lorca
Wednesday, June 5

Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey Street

Tickets $25 ($20 Students)
boweryballroom.com | (212) 533-2111

This concert is sold out.

Patti Smith, who confesses a love for Lorca’s poetry, pays homage to the poet in this live concert. She previously celebrated Lorca with a concert performed at his home in Granada, the Huerta de San Vicente, in 2010, at which occasion she noted: “I have always enjoyed reading him and I’ve learnt a lot about improvisation and on-scene presence, thanks to him.”

Produced by Patti Smith


Lorca’s Route in New York (Walking Tour)
Wednesday, June 5, 4-7 p.m.

Columbia University
Entrance: 116th Street and Broadway

Tickets: $25
sonichoop.com | For reservations, call (646) 342-6457

Now in its third year, the New York City walking tour which traces Lorca’s haunts as a Columbia University student in 1929 and his footsteps through Harlem pulsates with poetry, anecdotes and live music. It includes stops at Columbia University where the poet lived, the Hispanic Society of America where he entertained fellow students, scenic Riverside Drive, Riverside Church, Grant’s Tomb, and the edge of Harlem. This year singer/composer Lara Bello presides an after-party to launch her newest recording, inspired by Lorca’s Songs.

Produced by Norberto Bogard, “Pie Derecho” magazine, and Sonic Hoop
In collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes


Poet in New York: Reading Lorca

Monday, June 10, 8 p.m.

The Poetry Project
Saint Mark’s Church
131 E. 10th Street

Tickets: $8/$7 Students & Seniors/$5 or Free Members

poetryproject.org | (212) 674-0910

Join us as special guests who have devoted much time to reading, writing about and translating Lorca, recite favorite passages from Lorca’s Poet in New York. With Paul Auster, Aracelis Girmay, John Giorno, Wayne Koestenbaum,
Rowan Ricardo Phillips,Mónica de la Torre, Frederic Tuten, and more.

Produced by The Poetry Project and Fundación Federico García Lorca

With the suport of AC/E and ”la Caixa” Foundation

Listen to this event on Radio Lorca…


Amancio Prada: Ode to Federico García Lorca (Concert)
Tuesday, June 11, 7 p.m.


Instituto Cervantes
211 East 49th Street

Tickets: $20 / Members $15
newyork.cervantes.org | (212) 308-7720

Guitarist, vocalist, and composer Amancio Prada, acclaimed for his soulful settings of classic and contemporary poetry, performs “Los sonetos del amor oscuro” & “otros poemas gallegos” written by Federico García Lorca, as well as poems by Rosalía de Castro. In Spanish (The English translation of the poems will be provided).

Produced by Instituto Cervantes


Federico García Lorca: Poetry in Drawing
Wednesday, June 12, 6 p.m.

Queen Sofía Spanish Institute
684 Park Avenue

$10 / Free to members of Queen Sofia Spanish Institute

A discussion with Richard Flood, Senior Curator of The New Museum and Philippe Vergne, Director of Dia Art Foundation.

Produced by Queen Sofia Spanish Institute


Live from 92YTribeca:
Alexis Cuadrado: A Lorca Soundscape
Friday, June 21, 8 p.m.

92YTribeca
200 Hudson Street, Ground Floor

Tickets: $12 advance ($15 at door)
www.92y.org/Tribeca | (212) 601-1000


Long before terms like “1 percenters” and “Occupy” entered our conversations, Federico García Lorca was writing about the economic inequalities he witnessed while in New York City in 1929. Brooklyn-based Spanish bassist and composer Alexis Cuadrado now presents “A Lorca Soundscape”, a brand new cycle of original jazz protest songs drawn from Lorca’s poetry and commissioned by Musical America. He will be accompanied by an exceptional band, creating a groundbreaking dialog across time using a unique blend of jazz, flamenco and new music.

Alexis Cuadrado (Bass, Compositions), Claudia Acuña (Voice),
Yosvany Terry (Sax and Chekeré), Dan Tepfer (Piano), Mark Ferber (Drums)

Sponsored by Spain Culture New York-Consulate General of Spain: member of the network Spain Arts & Culture


Lorca, Jews, and African-American: From Romance to Racism or Simple Misunderstanding?
Tuesday, July 9, 1:15 p.m.

The New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street

Free and Open to the Public
on.nypl.org/WHxhli

Federico García Lorca’s Poet in New York is filled with difficult and at times laudatory, at times offensive references to New York’s Black and Jewish communities. Many scholars have shied away from these references, believing that they tarnish Lorca’s reputation as a freedom-fighter; others have attempted to interpret them in a favorable and even romantic light. This talk – delivered by Sharonah Fredrick, a writer in residence in the Library’s Wertheim Study - will focus on Lorca’s (evolving) attitude toward two ethnic communities that he was fascinated by but did not always understand, and contrast this with some of his images of Muslims in his earlier collaboration with Manuel de Falla, in order to contextualize some of the most uncomfortable aspects of the poet’s work. Part of the New York Public Library’s Lectures from the Allen Room and the Wertheim Study series.

Produced by The New York Public Library


Federico García Lorca Occupies Wall Street: Poet In New York and Global Crisis
Wednesday, July 10, 1:15 p.m.

The New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street

Free and Open to the Public
on.nypl.org/XGIfEk 

In the year he spent in New York, Federico García Lorca witnessed the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and its aftermath.  His book Poet in New York, which dramatically captures that crisis in various ways, was not published until 1940, shortly after the end of the Spanish Civil War and four years after the poet’s assassination at its outbreak.  Delivered by Melcion Mateu, a writer in residence in the Library’s Wertheim Study, this lecture concentrates on the triple chronology of this landmark book - the year it was written, the year it was published, and our present day - and how economic, social, and identity crises are intertwined in a work whose poetry is as much surrealistic as it is social.  Lorca’s reflections on that experience in his lectures and letters might also throw some light on his enigmatic visions of a harsh reality in a book that was written in, and perhaps meant to be read in an era of global turmoil. Part of the New York Public Library’s Lectures from the Allen Room and the Wertheim Study series.

Produced by The New York Public Library



Dream Traces in Streets Revisited
Thursday, July 11, 1:15 p.m.

The New York Public Library,
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street

Free and Open to the Public
http://on.nypl.org/XRbF3C

For years J. K. Fowler, a writer in residence in the Library’s Wertheim Study, has had an affinity for Federico García Lorca , his personal struggles, and, in particular, his poetry written while living in New York City. A project that emerged out of this was a fascination with retracing Lorca’s steps as much as possible throughout the city, bringing to light reinterpretations of (and updates to) the locations and impressions featured in Lorca’s Streets and Dreams collection. Particularly in these times of economic hardship that many are facing, Lorca’s pieces written while in NYC immediately prior to the Great Depression are wonderfully relevant.  In this lecture, Fowler presents re-imagined impressions of some of the New York locations Lorca wrote about, including pictures of some of the drastically altered spaces he explored within his poetry: Wall Street, Coney Island, Battery Place, Riverside Drive, the Hudson, the Brooklyn Bridge, Fresh Kills landfill, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and rooftop, bird’s-eye views of Manhattan. Part of the New York Public Library’s Lectures from the Allen Room and the Wertheim Study series.

Produced by The New York Public Library
 


The Federico García Lorca Murals (Walking Tour)
Thursday, July 18, 10 a.m. – Noon

Bushwick, Brooklyn
lorcamurals.blogspot.com

Meet at Mural #1 on Starr Street bet. Wyckoff and Irving Avenues. Take the L train to Jefferson Street, exit front of train (Starr Street) and walk against traffic half a block to the mural.

A walking tour and conversation of the four outdoor murals painted by the NYC mural collective Artmakers Inc. over three seasons (2011-13) and inspired by Garcia Lorca’s poem “Sleepless City / Brooklyn Bridge Nocturne,” written during the poet’s 9-month stay in New York City. Leading the walk - the murals are located within a 15-square block area - are Artmakers muralists Camille Perrottet (mural designer) and Jane Weissman (project manager). They will be joined by by Electa Arenal, translator and professor of Hispanic literatures, and Edward Hirsch, poet and García Lorca scholar, who will offer insights on Garcia Lorca’s life and the poem’s surrealist imagery.

Following the walk, participants are invited to join Artmakers for lunch at a nearby Peruvian restaurant.

The murals can be visited on their own. In addition to the Starr Street mural (#1), the others are located on Knickerbocker Avenue at Himrod Street (murals #2 and #3) and at Stockholm Street (mural #4). Subway: L to DeKalb Avenue. Exit front of train (Stanhope Street) and walk down hill to Knickerbocker. Turn left to toward Himrod and right toward Stockholm Street.

Work on the Stockholm Street mural begins in early June, and Artmakers welcomes visitors to watch our progress or, perhaps, pick up a paintbrush and lend a hand. For more info, contact Camille at camilleperrottet@hotmail.com or Jane at urbecoart@aol.com or (212) 989-3006.



In conjunction with LORCA IN NEW YORK: A CELEBRATION

Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, published by the Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY will also release new and unpublished Lorca material.


COMMUNICATION

Read about “Lorca in New York: A Celebration” in hispanicny.com

Read about “Lorca in New York: A Celebration” in Hispanic{*}New York, a blog and online portal to the Latino, Latin American and Iberian presence in New York City. HNY will devote special attention to this celebration of Lorca. Edited by Claudio Iván Remeseira.

Radio Lorca on ARTonAIR.org: April 5-July 21 with a special 24-hour marathon broadcast on June 5. An ongoing online collection of audio recordings covering the New York celebration of Lorca. Readings, talks, conversations, and performances will be posted free and on-demand. ARTonAIR.org is the Internet home of the radio station of New York’s Clocktower Gallery (est. 1972) and maintains one of the world’s richest sound archives for contemporary art. Produced by The Clocktower Gallery and Fundación Federico García Lorca.

Bomb magazine will support Poet in New York events as Media Partner.

Farrar Straus & Giroux and New Directions, the publishers of Lorca’s work in the United States, will develop a joint communication program with the other participating institutions.
 


PUBLICATIONS

Andrew A. Anderson will publish a new edition of Poet in New York (Galaxia Gutenberg, Barcelona), including for the first time the previously unavailable texts found in the Bergamín manuscript of the work.

Christopher Maurer will publish an updated fourth edition of the translation by Greg Simon and Steven F. White of Poet in New York (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and an edition of a newly discovered manuscript of Los títeres de Cachiporra.There will also be interactive applications devoted to Lorca’s New York.