National Poetry Month: 'The Translator' by Kevin Prufer


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It's the final week of our National Poetry Month series, and we're joined by Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet Kevin Prufer who reads and discusses 'The Translator,'  a poem from his most recent collection The Art of Fiction.Kevin is a member of Lesley University's low residency MFA in Creative Writing program.  Among his many awards are four Pushcart prizes. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry multiple times. Kevin has written a number of poetry collections, including How He Loved Them, which was long-listed for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize and today he’s sharing a poem from his latest book, The Art of Fiction, which was released earlier this year.  Read more about Kevin Prufer.Check out the other poems in the series:'As for the Heart' by Erin BelieuLydia Leclerc on cowboys and trauma'We Be Womxn' by U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo