A Reading with Venezuelan Poets in Chile Featuring David Brunson

Join us for a reading featuring the work of six Venezuelan poets from the recent anthology A Scar Where Goodbyes Are Written, edited and translated by poet and translator, David Brunson. The reading will include work by poets

Ivana Aponte, Lorena Caraballo, Sara Emanuel Viloria, Julio Tizzani, Georgina Ramírez, and Elizaria Flores.

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ACCESS NOTES: The reading will take place virtually via Zoom, with Zoom and Otter.ai auto captions. An ASL interpreter will be present. Access copies of poems will be made available via Google Docs. Our Access Statement will be read before we begin.

Recommended for attendees 16 years and above.


David M. Brunson is the editor and translator of A Scar Where Goodbyes Are Written: An Anthology of Venezuelan Poets in Chile (LSU Press 2023). His poems and translations have appeared in Copper Nickel, Mānoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing, ANMLY, DIAGRAM, Washington Square Review, The Journal of Italian Translation, and elsewhere. He is the cofounder and editor of Copihue Poetry.


A photo of the featured reader is outlined with a black line and displayed over a light blue background. Beneath the photo are the words “Open Mouth Presents: David Brunson.” Availability of sign language interpretation is indicated by the presence of an icon showing two hands signing in the bottom left corner.

Photo description: Medium close-up portrait of the translator. David, a white man with a beard, stands in front of the gray ocean. The horizon and overcast sky are also visible. There is a large rock in the water, which can be seen over his left shoulder. David wears a knit wool beanie and a knit wool sweater with brown zigzag patterns. It’s a selfie.

SPONSORS: Support for Open Mouth Literary Center is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support comes from our supporters on Patreon.