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A Reading and Conversation with Translator John Balaban
Wednesday, Mar. 11
noon - 1 p.m. Location: MC 3.504

Please join us in welcoming translator John Balaban for a reading and conversation. Balaban will be reading from Ca Dao Viet Nam, his translations of Vietnamese folk poetry.

About the book:
During the Vietnam war, John Balaban traveled the Vietnamese countryside alone, taping, transcribing, and translating oral folk poems known as “ca dao.” It was Balaban’s belief that his project could help end the war. The young American poet walked up to farmers, fishermen, seamstresses, and monks and said, “Sing me your favorite poem,” and they did. The resulting collection—the first in any Western language—became a phenomenon within the American Vietnamese community. This revised, bilingual edition includes new poems and an eloquent introduction explicating poetry’s importance in Vietnamese culture.

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to [email protected]. All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.
Contact Info:
Shelby Vincent, 972-883-2030
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