For Franco Beltrametti: From Almost Everywhere: Selected Poems 1965 - 1995

Friday, April 29, 2016, 7:00 pm
Photo of Franco Beltrametti with his arms folded near film camera and monitor
Join us for a celebratory reading of the poetry of Swiss-Italian poet/artist/world traveler Franco Beltrametti (1937 - 1995) by Bay Area poet friends and German poet Stefan Hyner, editor of Beltrametti's From Almost Everywhere: Selected Poems 1965 - 1995 (Fondazione Franco Beltrametti/Blackberry Books, 2016). Claudio Tettamanti's short film, Ultime cose (d'apres CHOSES qui voyagent), featuring Beltrametti in conversation, made shortly before the poet's unexpected death in 1995, will be screened. Featured poets: Joanne Kyger, Duncan McNaughton, Donald Guravich, Maggie Brown, Jim Nisbet and Stefan Hyner. Free.
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market Street, San Francisco
The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives, The Green Arcade
The Poetry Center
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Brought up in Schwetzingen, in the Rhine Valley, Hyner experienced the “anthropological change” (Nanni Balestrini) some people went through growing up in the ’70s in the West when the utopia became reality in some “institutions” for a short time. After an apprenticeship as a cabinet maker he studied Chinese and East Asian Art History at Heidelberg University.

Hyner’s books include 10,000 Journeys: Selected Poems, Here Before Again and Instead of a Bullet. He edited Home Among the Swinging Stars: Collected Poems of Jaime de Angulo and Franco Beltrametti’s From Almost Everywhere: Selected Poems 1965 – 1995 and has translated a number of American poets’ work to German. Hyner’s work has been translated into English, Italian, French, Swedish and Chinese.

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