PEN Long Llist Announced
My little book of old Greek epitaphs, Cut These Words Into My Stone, has been long-listed for this year’s PEN Award for Poetry in Translation.

Longlists Announced for the 2014 PEN Literary Awards | PEN American Center

Saturday September 7, 2013: Michael reads and signs from "Cut These Words into My Stone," (Johns Hopkins UP, Winter, 2013). See sidebar for recent reviews.

Tuesday December 4, 2012: At 7:30 p. m. join local poet and author Michael Wolfe at the Gabriella Café for a dinner-table presentation and reading of ancient Greek verse epitaphs in translation, from his forthcoming book, “Cut These Words into My Stone” (Johns Hopkins University Press).
Make reservations for dinner with the author. The presentation will follow.

March 23-26, 2012. Michael Wolfe will give two talks at the British Museum in London, about the pilgrimage to Mecca.​whats_on/​exhibitions/​hajj.aspx

February 4, 2011: Michael Wolfe speaks at noon about Paul Bowles, Larbi Layachi, and Mohammed Mrabet, in the Cowell College Conference Room, at the University of California at Santa Cruz, as part of a weekend-long centenary event, "Paul Bowles at 100". Other speakers include Millicent Dillon, Rodrigo Rey Rosa, Edmund White, Alan Hibbard, and Jeffrey Miller.
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July 1, 2011: Michael Wolfe reads from Paradise: Reading Notes, on Sunday, with Dale Herd and Lewis MacAdams, at the Take My Picture Gallery in downtown Los Angeles.

Some Books by Michael Wolfe

Translation, Poetry
A selection of 125 Greek epitaphs translated into English and introduced by Michael Wolfe, with a Foreword by Richard P. Martin. Johns Hopkins University Press. "A wonderful book!" Kay Ryan. "His translations of the Greek epitaphs are simply stunning." Richard Wilbur. Widely reviewed in Classics journals and in: Arts Fuse:
Travel Writing Anthology: 2016 Expanded Edition
“…an exemplary job of detailing the ceremonies performed at Mecca and the reasons behind them. The (twenty-five) chosen excerpts give the reader a sense of how the hajj has changed over time as well as how constant the central ceremonies have remained. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.” Library Journal (STARRED review) “A tradition of Muslim writing aimed at the insiders and out.” The Boston Globe. In Quality Paper and E-book formats
Nonfiction Travel Narrative
“It requires a special sensitivity to write well about the Hadj…Michael Wolfe’s tone is exactly right.” The Times Literary Supplement. In Quality Paper and E-book formats

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