Thursday, March 28, 2019

4:30 pm: R313 Beyond the Page: Literature and Multimedia Adaptations

Location: F151, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1

Featuring: Rajiv Mohabir, Allison Adele, Hedge Coke, Angela Peñaredondo, Hari Alluri, Lee Kava

What happens when literature shifts skins and takes on new forms? Five creative writers share multimedia works that move from page to spoken word, video poetry, theater performance, musical collaboration, and sound collage, to Indigenous futurisms in performance. is reading reveals how literary and artistic energy build in transformation. Learn more here.



7:00 pm: From Your Mouth to God's Ear 

Location: Blue Sky Center for Photographic Arts, 122 NW 8th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

Featuring: Rajiv Mohabir, Sanderia Faye, Sara Mumolo, and others

Interfaith Muse hosts writers and performers to respond playfully to spiritual questions and early photographic works by Barbara Kruger. Readers and performers include Sanderia Faye, Sara Mumolo, L. Ann Wheeler, Rajiv Mohabir, and others. Refreshments will be served. Hijinks may ensue. Learn more here.



Friday, March 29, 2019


1:30 pm: F239 Who Has the Rights? The How, Why, and Whom of Translation, Sponsored by ALTA

Location: E147-148, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1

Featuring: Rajiv Mohabir, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Sawako Nakayasu, E. J. Koh

Translation can be a confusing field to navigate, especially for new translators. This panel addresses ethical and practical aspects of translation, including why translation matters, who has the right to translate whom, how texts are chosen and permissions are obtained, what grants and fellowships are available, and what specific issues can arise from translating non-Romanized texts into English. Examples are drawn from the panelists’ work with Hindi, Japanese, and Korean. Learn more here.


3:00 pm: I Even Regret Night Book Signing

Location: BookFair Kaya Press Table 6000

Featuring: Rajiv Mohabir, Lalbihari Sharma

Rajiv Mohabir will be signing for I Even Regret Night: Holi Songs of Demerara (April 2019).


5:00 pm: Shitholes of the World, Unite: A Poetry Reading in Translation

Location: Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St., Portland, Oregon 97214

Featuring: Rajiv Mohabir, Alexis Almeida, Aaron Coleman, Marci Calabretta, Hedgie Choi, Gabrielle Civil, Andrea Cote, Kristen Dykstra, Zhang Er, Forrest Gander, Rachel Galvin, Johannes Goransson, Stefania Heim, Katherine Hedeen, Jesse Lee Kercheval, EJ Koh, Jiyoon Lee, Jake Levine, Janet McAdams, Joyelle McSweeney, Sawako Nakayasu, Urayoán Noel, Hai-Dang Phan, Jeannine Pitas, John Pleucker, Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, Soeun Seo, J Tates, Mónica de la Torre, Emily Yoon

Featuring an extensive list of some of our most recognized translator-poets reading poetry in English translation from shithole countries –those named and unnamed–. In solidarity and as a form of resistance to the imperialist, racist, and sexist ideologies which divide us and in recognition of how English language translation plays a prominent role in making works of poetry available and creates international networks for political and social solidarity and change. Learn more here.



© Rajiv Mohabir 2018