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American Poetry and Latino Writers

Sunday 22 March 2015

1 Hour


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Renowned Chicano American poet Rigoberto González talks to Sally Bayley of Oxford University’s Rothermere American Institute on topics ranging from trends in American poetry to contemporary Latino writers.

González is the author of 17 books of poetry, fiction, memoir, and children’s fiction. His most recent project is Unpeopled Eden, a book of poetry that won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize of the Academy of American Poets and the Lambda Literary Award in 2014. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA fellowship, a United States Artist Rolón fellowship, an American Book Award, The Poetry Center Book Award, a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and many, many more. González is contributing editor for Poets & Writers Magazine, on the executive board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle, and is professor of English at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey.

This event is part of the American strand at the festival.