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AN EVENING WITH JOSE MARIA ALVAREZ AT COCINA TALLER

On this historic night, the poet Jose Maria Alvarez, touring the United States, will be with us at Cocina Taller. Jose Maria Alvarez, better known as the author of a legendary book, “Wax Museum,” and for his translation of the complete poetry of Kavafis, but also for his novel “The Hunting of the Fox,”┬áis, in the context of current European culture, the poet of lost, indefensible, and desolate causes of freedom. He is a cultist poet, without being academic. His cultism has more elements in common with popular culture than with the disenchanted lacking-in-taste, political correctness of university environments. Poetry, like life itself, is always elsewhere, and on the night of October 5, it will be at Cocina Taller, a great little Mediterranean corner that the artistic and entrepreneurial genius of Dario Oleaga has created in Inwood.