Multicultural Poetry To Be
On Thursday and Friday, April 22-23, the Institute of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies and the Department of English will host a major literary event, "Ariel's Wake: Poetry, Diasporas, and American Literature."
The schedule includes poetry readings, book signings, and a scholarly forum on the present and future of American identity and the American literary canon.
This year's conference joins the celebration of National Poetry Month by bringing award-winning poets and scholars to explore multicultural creative production. Poets who will read from and discuss their work are:
Martín Espada (Alabanza: New And Selected Poems; A Mayan
Astronomer In Hell's Kitchen);
The invited scholars are:
All events are free and open to the public, and will take place in the Konover Auditorium at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
Thursday, April 22
Friday, April 23,
2-3:45 p.m. Martín Espada, Julio Marzán, Khaled Mattawa: readings and book signing