Poetry Reading by Carlos Soto Román

  • Date:
  • Time: 18.30 - 19.45
  • Location: Alumni Room School of English

Carlos Soto Román (born Valparaíso, Chile, 1977) is a pharmacist, poet and translator and holds a Master of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania. In Chile he has published La Marcha de los Quiltros (1999), Haikú Minero (2007), Cambio y Fuera (2009), 11 (2017) and d=m/v (2018). In Philadelphia USA he was a member of The New Philadelphia Poets, a student of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, and was awarded a fellowship from the MacDowell Colony. In the United States he has published: Philadelphia’s Notebooks (Otoliths, 2011), Chile Project: [Re-Classified] (Gauss PDF, 2013), The Exit Strategy (Belladonna, 2014), Alternative Set of Procedures (Corollary Press, 2014), Bluff (Commune Editions, 2018) and Common Sense (Make Now Books, 2019). He was also the curator of the cooperative anthology of U.S. poetry Elective Affinities. (http://electiveaffinitiesusa.blogspot.com/)

As a translator he has published Do or DIY: Autoedición, Apropiación, Recontextualización y Plagio, an essay written by Craig Dworkin, Nick Thurston and Simon Morris (Das Kapital, 2013), Bart by Ron Silliman (Cuadro de Tiza, 2014), café café by Aram Saroyan (Libros del Pez Espiral, 2015), Patriotismo by Ryan Eckes (Libros del Pez Espiral, 2015), Por favor, no más poesía by Derek Beaulieu (Libros del Pez Espiral, 2017),  Ciudad Santuario (Das Kapital, 2017) and Diario de Perversidades (Libros del Pez Espiral, 2017), both by Frank Sherlock and the first translation into Spanish of Charles Reznikoff’s Holocaust (forthcoming 2019).

His work can be found in the following websites, magazines and journals: Octopus, Otoliths, Apiary, Eleven Eleven, Poetic Labor Project Blog, Where Eagles Dare, PEN American Center, Gaceta de Estudios Latinoamericanos, Capitalism Nature Socialism, P-Queue, Summer Stock, Crux Desperationis, Letras en Línea,The American Poetry Review, A Bad Penny Review,Transtierros, Mandorla, Make Magazine, Jacket2, Aufgabe, The Tiny, El Desconcierto and Asymptote among others.

In the UK he has recently published Nature of Objects (Pamenar Press, 2019) https://www.pamenarpress.com/books

All welcome Admission Free.