Title: Poetry Reading
Description: Celebrated poets, respectively of Chilean, Puerto Rican, and Mexican heritage, will recite their poems in this dynamic program. Javier Campos is the author of three books of poetry, including Las cartas olvidadas del astronauta (recipient of the 1990 Letras de Oro prize) as well as works of prose—most recently, The Woman Who Looks Like Sharon Stone. Martín Espada is an acclaimed poet whose recent collections include Alabanza: New and Selected Poems 1982-2002 (Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement; ALA Notable Book of the Year) and The Republic of Poetry, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He has also received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Demetria Martínez’s award-winning books include the poetry collections Breathing Between the Lines and The Devil’s Workshop, the novel Mother Tongue, and the essay collection Confessions of a Berlitz-Tape Chicana. Jessica Treat will read her translations of Campos’ work. In collaboration with ACENTOS Bronx Poetry Showcase, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, the Consulate General of Chile and the Mexican Cultural Institute
This event is free and open to the public.
To make a reservation call (212) 277.8359 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Americas Society gratefully acknowledges the following donors for their generous support of this Literature program: Honorary Benefactor Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, the Reed Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultura
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