Neruda: The Poet's Calling
Saturday, April 14th, 2018, 7:00PM, Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom St., San Francisco
Book release party for the new definitive biography of Pablo Neruda, Neruda: The Poet's Calling by Mark Eisner, published by Ecco Press.
Featuring Adrian Arias, Jennifer Barone, Mark Eisner, Cristina García, Ingrid Keir, William O'Daly, Carolina de Robertis, and Michael Warr. Plus clips from the film Pablo Neruda: The People's Calling.
Presented by City Lights and Ecco Press at the Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom St. in the Mission District of San Francisco.
7:00-9:30PM, doors at 6:30PM
$10-20 suggested donation
Get advanced tickets at redpoppyarthouse.org.
Mark Eisner conceived, edited, and was one of the principal translators for The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems (City Lights, 2004). For Neruda's centennial that year, Eisner was interviewed on NPR's Morning Edition. Eisner has also written what the bestselling novelist Cristina García called a "definitive" biography on Neruda, Neruda: The Poet's Calling, one that "reads like a beautifully written novel," released from Ecco in March 2018. Finally, he is currently producing a documentary on Neruda, to be completed in 2018, with support from Latino Public Broadcasting. An initial, short version of the documentary, narrated by Isabel Allende, won the Latin American Studies Association Award of Merit.
The Red Poppy Art House ("The Poppy") was founded in 2003 to serve as an intercultural and multidisciplinary "space of encounter," a hub where multiple social-cultural groups could interconnect to experience one another and therefore potentiate one another's endeavors while weaving a more solid and tolerant social fabric. After seven years since its founding, the organization's role within the arts ecology has become highly recognized and valued among its local community and the broader Bay Area. As an artist-centered organization, it has managed to maintain an internal culture of creativity, that is, a feeling of non-linear spontaneity at its core, in order to prevent the administrative functioning to overshadow its purpose–its reason for being.