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Mary Jo Bang on the ‘Tender youthful sketches’ of Sylvia Plath March 11, 2014: For PN Review 216, Mary Jo Bang considers Faber & Faber's new publication: Sylvia Plath: Drawings, edited by Frieda Hughes. We are right to be interested in an artist’s early work. In Plath’s case, that means the poems. The early work shows the promise that was realised in the ‘late’ poems (where ‘late’ is age 30). But [...]
Mary Jo Bang at LARB June 10, 2013: Let's start the week out with this great video posted at the LA Review of Books of Mary Jo Bang. She talks about early poetry influences and the direction her poetry has been taking. Enjoy!
Mary Jo Bang’s Inferno Translation Reviewed February 6, 2013: Most poets and scholars have a favorite translation of Dante's Inferno. We freely admit to having a soft spot for the first U.S. translation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, but we know that not every reader wants a version rendered with such romantic language. For rhyme purists, there's Laurence Binyon's translation rendered in terza rima (with [...]
Audio of Mary Jo Bang and Graham Foust Reading from their Recent Translations October 24, 2012: Check out this post from the Center for the art of Translation, called "Two Voices: Mary Jo Bang and Graham Foust." From the introduction: Translator and poet Graham Foust began this event by reading from his translations of Ernst Meister, a 20th century German philosopher (co-translated with Samuel Frederick). Meister’s poetry was [...]
Mary Jo Bang Contemplates Helen of Troy September 26, 2012: Be sure to check out the audio recording of Mary Jo Bang reading H.D.'s "Helen," at Slate. Bang also provides an introduction to the poem, discussing the different implications of Helen of Troy's beautiful "whiteness." Helen’s beauty is often associated with “whiteness” and light...It’s not surprising to have erotic heat described [...]
For Your Reading Pleasure: The First Canto of Mary Jo Bang’s Inferno September 6, 2012: ! The Poetry Society of America proudly presents the opening lines of Mary Jo Bang's translation of Dante's Inferno! Here, the narrator becomes lost in a forest and comes upon a "bitch kitty" faced she-wolf; fortunately, a ghostly Virgil appears to lead the way. The passage is complete with annotations--go check it out.
Mary Jo Bang Is Interviewed About Her New Translation of Inferno at BOMBLOG August 9, 2012: Over at BOMBLOG, accompanying a gorgeous picture of what we assume is Mary Jo Bang in her humble abode (somebody needs to call Design Sponge or NY Mag and do a house tour of that place stat, duh), is an interview with the poet, whose translation of Dante's Inferno (Graywolf 2012) has just been released (as we noted recently). Zachary Lazar [...]