An Evening of Poetry & Revelry


AAU Library

Please join us for an evening of poetry and revelry with two renowned poets, Stephan Delbos and Alexander Booth. Alongside their own works, they have also translated poetry from Czech, German, and Italian and their books will be available for purchase during the evening!

This event takes place on May 18, 2023, at 7.30 PM in the AAU Library.


Stephan Delbos:
Stephan is a Senior Lecturer at AAU, is the first Poet Laureate of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and the author of the poetry collections Light Reading (BlazeVOX, 2019); Small Talk (Dos Madres Press, 2021); and Two Poems (Literary Salon, 2022). He is the editor of From a Terrace in Prague: A Prague Poetry Anthology (Litteraria Pragensia, 2011). His co-translation of The Absolute Gravedigger, by Czech Surrealist poet Vítězslav Nezval, was awarded the PEN/Heim Translation grant in 2015 and was published by Twisted Spoon Press. He is also the co-translator of Nezval’s Woman in the Plural (Twisted Spoon, 2021), and the translator of contemporary Czech poet Tereza Riedlbauchová’s Paris Notebook (The Visible Spectrum, 2020). His scholarly study, ‘The New American Poetry and Cold War Nationalism’, was published by Palgrave. He is a founding editor of B O D Y.

Alexander Booth: 
Alexander is a poet and translator who lives in Berlin. His work has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Chicago Review, Cordite Poetry Review, frieze, New England Review, and World Literature Today, among others. Translating from German and Italian, he is the recipient of grants from the German Translators’ Fund as well as PEN America. His most recent work is a long lyrical piece inspired by the Polish theatre director and visual artist Tadeusz Kantor.