Stephen Kessler – the Art of Poetry & Translation

Screen Shot 2014-11-28 at 3.14.47 PMPoet, translator, essayist, editor and novelist, Stephen Kessler came onto KZSC‘s Artists on Art to talk about his work, the upcoming publication of three books in 2015 and salons at Gabriella Cafe.

Stephen has published  several books of poetry, and was founder, publisher and editor-in-chief of The Sun in the 1980s. He has also been editor and/or writer at Santa Cruz Express, and more recently, Metro Santa Cruz.  He is widely known as a translator of Julio Cortazar, Jorge Luis Borges, Luis Cernuda, Fernando Alegria and the Spanish Nobel prize winner Vicente Aleixandre. He has published several volumes of poetry.

When asked how how he got into translating Spanish to English, non-native Spanish speaker, Stephen talked about beginning his spanish translation career due to growing up in LA. He believes that all Californians are Mexican.

We also talked about Paul Cocking‘s  salons at Gabriella Cafe, the first Tuesday of every month, with dinner at 6pm and conversation at 7pm. December 2, 2014 will feature Patrice Veccione and Wallace Baine talking about creativity. Stephen will have his salon next April 2015 to talk about his translation of Luis Cernuda’s entire works of Poetry.

Guillermo Gómez-Peña

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On November 5, 2014, performance artist, writer, activist, radical pedagogue and director of the performance troupe La Pocha Nostra. Guillermo Gómez-Peña came onto Artists on Art to talk about his UCSC residency and the collaborative project Doc/Undoc  exhibition at the Sesnon Gallery. He performs, Imaginary Activism, at UCSC’s DARC, November 6th at 8pm.

Huge thanks to Shelby Graham, director and curator of the Sesnon Art Gallery, for inviting Guillermo Gómez-Peña.

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Ian Janco Performing Live

Here’s a few from the vaults, Ian Janco performing his music live. These excerpts was taken from our live show, September 3, 2014.

Jasmina Bojic – Executive Director United Nations Assoc. Film Fest

Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 10.23.00 AM Human rights advocate and educator, Ms. Jasmina Bojic spoke with Nada on KZSC’s Artists on Art radio program October 29, 2014 about her work and the winners of this year’s 17th United Nations Association Film Festival. Ms. Bojic is a Lecturer/Film Critic/Founder and Executive Director UNAFF/UNAFF Traveling Film Festival and Director, Camera As Witness Program.

Last July, Ms. Bojic won the UNESCO Fellini award in recognition of her exceptional contribution in promoting the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through the art of documentary film. She uses documentary films as a method to incorporate human rights education into the community college classroom.

To hear our broadcast in entirety, please click on the arrow key below.

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Scott McGilvray & Kaya Lindsay

PosterScott McGilvray & Kaya Lindsay came into the KZSC station October 22, 2014 to talk about the movie, Water for Santa Cruz County.

Water for Santa Cruz County is a short film (twenty-minute) that examines short- and long-range water source alternatives, and calls citizens, businesses, and other organizations to help shape a sustainable water strategy for Santa Cruz. This movie is the product of six months of research including interviews with city water officials, water treatment plant operators, the county water resources director, and others.

Dedicated to the Power of Small Ideas, Water for Santa Cruz County will debut at the Rio Theatre on Tuesday, October 28 at 7:30 pm.
Education is the first and most important step toward thoughtful, sustainable, community-driven reform.

Water For Santa Cruz 2 Intro from Six Finger Films on Vimeo.


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