32 Poems // 32 Poemas is a new bilingual (Spanish and English) edition of selected poems by the American poet Hyam Plutzik (1911-1962), released by Miami publisher, Sububrano Ediciones (2021) and includes seventeen esteemed contributors. Poet Richard Blanco contributes a Foreword that proffers poetry as a medium that uniquely bridges the immigrant experience across time and culture.
This Miami Book Fair conversation and poetry reading on Hyam Plutzik’s 32 Poems/32 Poemas (Suburbano Ediciones, 2021) is led by Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco and features George B. Henson (editor), as well as contributing translators Pablo Brescia, Layla Benitez-James, and Jose A. Villar-Portela, with additional commentary by Literary scholar, Edward J. Moran.
Hyam Plutzik (1911-1962), born to immigrant parents, spoke only Yiddish at home and did not learn English until he attended a one-room schoolhouse in rural Connecticut. Educated at Trinity College and Yale University, he was a three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Aspects of Proteus (1949), Apples from Shinar (1959), and Horatio (1961).