Haley Art Gallery will host an afternoon of bilingual poetry reading, Reflections on Poetry and the Pandemic, with award-winning poet Marjorie Agosin and author, translator Celest Kostopulos-Cooperman as they recite poems from their newly published book, “Beyond the Time of Words” (MÁS ALLÁ DEL TIEMPO DE LAS PALABRAS). The reading will be followed with a Q&A session.

The free event will be start at 1 p.m. Sept. 10 at Haley Art Gallery, 178 Haley Road, Kittery. Refreshments will be served.

Marjorie Agosín, the Andrew Mellon professor in the humanities and professor of Spanish at Wellesley College is a Chilean American poet, author and human rights activist. Among her many awards are the Jeanette Rankin Award in Human Rights, the United Nations Leadership Award for Human Rights, and the Chilean government Gabriela Mistral Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman is a translator, essayist and professor emerita at Suffolk University, Boston, where she directed the Latin American Studies Program and taught language and literature courses for three decades. Recipient of the American Literary Translation Award, she has collaborated with Marjorie Agosín on several volumes of poetry and prose.

Haley Art Gallery’s current exhibit, “Bill Oakes: Art – Imagination – Vision,” is a collection of abstract works by Bill Oakes.

Visit the gallery and its gift shop, with social impact gift items from around the world, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Contact Haley Art Gallery at 617-584-2580 or haleygallery@comcast.net for more information, or go to haleyartgallery.com.

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