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DCC Professor Dr. Ted Maier

 Dr. Theodore "Ted" Maier with his latest book.

DANVILLE, VA, March 22, 2012 – Dr. Theodore “Ted? Maier, Danville Community College Professor of English, has recently published a book called Poetry Anthology, a collection of poetry translations from Spanish to English of Simón Zavala Guzmán, one of Ecuador’s (S.A.) foremost writers. Maier will present selected readings as a part of DCC’s 30th Annual Celebration of the Arts, on March 27, at 11 a.m., in Temple Building, Room 110.

As one of the most famous poets of northern South America, Ecuador, Simón Zavala Guzmán’s work has been translated and published with other well-renown writers such as Robeto Biachi of Uruguay, Nina Reis of Brazil, and Anamaría Mayor of Argentina. Some of Guzmán’s poetry also has been set to music by Jorge Aravena and Mario Baeza from Chile; and Leornardo Figuera from Uruguay. The poetry has been translated into German, Italian, French, and Portuguese.

A native of Rochester, NY, Maier has taught American literature and English Composition, as well as creative writing, film appreciation and Spanish (in which he is fluent) for more than 20 years at various colleges. He has taught at DCC for the past eight years. Poetry Anthology is Maier’s eighth publication of original poetry, translations, and fiction. Maier also wrote Between the Silence of Voices: An Anthology of Contemporary Ecuadorian Women Poets.

He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from the State University of New York at Brockport in 1984 and 1989, respectively. In 2001, he completed his Ph.D. in 19th and 20th Century American Literature from Miami University of Ohio.

Maier’s books are available for purchase by contacting him at 434.797.8507, or click here.


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