Interviews, Articles, and Other Cool Things
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Mark's Featured piece in Paris Review on what we can learn from Neruda’s Poetry of Resistance
"Lorca’s death represented something more: Lorca was the embodiment of poetry; it was as if the Fascists had assassinated poetry itself. Neruda had reached a moment from which there was no turning back."––@eizmarcos https://t.co/FisQL0wQ13— City Lights Books (@CityLightsBooks) March 26, 2018
NPR's Morning Edition, July 12, 2004, Neruda's Centennial
"Mark Eisner has been chasing Pablo Neruda for decades.” March 27, 2018 — Kirkus Reviews
KPFA's La Raza Chronicles, a 30-minute conversation between Mark and host Nina Serrano featuring readings from what she described as Mark's "gripping, enlightening" biography.
RT TV interview March 23, 2018 on Neruda: The Biography of a Poet
For something a little more scholarly, Mark’s interview about Neruda and the biography on The Scholars, UDC-TV, November 26, 2018.
The Library of Congress Hispanic Division's Biblioteca Podcast November 2017
Books Tell You Why, July 25, 2015
New Books Network, for Translation of Tina Escaja's Caída Libre/Free Fall
Interview with E. Ethelbert Miller on “On the Margins”, WPFW Pacifica radio in Washington D.C., October 25, 2018. (view access details in instagram)
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Such a thrill to chill and share with E. Ethelbert Miller on DC’s “station for jazz and justice” (and thus poetry) public @wpfwdc Loved how Ethelbert closed program out reading last paragraph of the @eccobooks #nerudabio: “Neruda’s work doesn’t always have to be raw with politics or love; that, at the heart of it all, his poetry is about the wonder of being human. This is what keeps people coming back to Neruda, the essential poetic expression of what we are at our core, the elementary within the complex, the ordinary and the infinite, the true and the unknowable.” ...for before that: everything from young heartache, Ethelbert & @taylorswift , Spain & #langstonhughes, @citylightsbooks + @jessernstpowell pablo “venture” + special appearance by poet @naomiayala7s reading #pabloneruda : ”Is there anything sadder in the world than a motionless train in the rain?” Such an honor Check it out on itunes, search podcasts for “WPFW On the Margin” October 25... hope you enjoy if you listen. fun and wonder... And we met our fundraising goal!
Other Cool Things
The University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science and Arts names their former creative writing undergrad Mark Eisner’s NERUDA a Summer 2018 Beach Read! Vamos Azul! And Ann Arbor's Literati Bookstore tweeted about Mark and the bio!
Named a San Francisco Public Library 2018 Summer Staff Pick!
More on Pablo
Poems, Books, and more about his life
Mark's translation of Neruda's Love Sonnet XVII
I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz on the Poetry Foundation’s site
City Lights’ promotional poster of that Love Sonnet from the 2004 release of The Essential Neruda. For more info click here.