Whittier College News Release
Noted Poet and Author Willis Barnstone at Whittier College
WHAT: Willis Barnstone will read from The New Covenant, his translation
of the New Testament.
WHEN: 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19
WHERE: The Club at Whittier College
former O’Connor Professor of Greek at Colgate University, is a distinguished
professor of comparative literature and a founding member of the Institute of
Biblical and Literary Studies at Indiana University. A poet and author of
The Poetics of Translation: History, Theory, Practice, he has been the
recipient of many awards, including the Emily Dickinson Award of the Poetry
Society of America, W.H. Auden Award of the New York State Arts Council,
PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Special Citation, and the Midland Authors
Award. The New Covenant: The Four Gospels and Apocalypse, published this
year by Riverhead, Penguin Putnam, was the Book of the Month selection in April.
It is a new literary translation from the Greek, which, in addition to restoring
much of the poetry of the New Testament, restores the probable Hebrew names of
place and person, putting Christianity back into its Jewish context.
INFORMATION: For information, contact Britni Sternquist, Johnson House intern, at (562) 907- 5346.
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