Conversation & poetry reading in Spanish with Chilean poet Raúl Zurita



September 26, 2017
12:00 pmto1:30 pm
September 27, 2017
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Raul Zurita

 

 

 

CONVERSATION IN SPANISH/EN ESPAÑOL with Chilean poet, Raúl ZURITA
TUESDAY Sept 26, 12-1:30pm
Lease Crutcher Lewis room, EMU 023
* Contact Prof. Cecilia Enjuto Rangel (enjuto@uoregon.edu) for a reservation for the Q/A session. We will meet at noon, so if you want to bring a brown bag lunch, you can.

POETRY Reading (in SPANISH)
WEDNESDAY SEPT 27, 4pm-5:30pm
Browsing Room, Knight Library (Q/A in Spanish and English)

RAÚL ZURITA (1950) is one of Latin America’s most celebrated poets. His works include Purgatorio (1979), Anteparaíso (1982), Canto a su amor desaparecido (1985), La Vida Nueva (1994), INRI (2003) and Zurita (2011). Through his writings, Zurita chronicles the violent history of Chile’s military dictatorship as well as that of the Americas since the conquest. In 1979, along with other artists, he founded CADA, Colectivo de Acciones de Arte, an art action group dedicated to the creation of political art that would resist the military regime. In 1982, he composed a poem in the sky over New York, and in 1993 he bulldozed “ni pena ni miedo” (no pain no fear) into the coarse sands of the Desert of Atacama. Due to its dimensions, this line is only visible from the sky. Zurita was awarded the Chilean National Prize of Literature and a scholarship from the Guggenheim Foundation. He has been conferred two Doctor honoris causa degrees and is Professor emeritus at the Universidad Diego Portales.

The generous support of the College of Arts and Sciences Program Grant, the Oregon Humanities Center, the Translation Studies Working Group, Romance Languages, Comparative Literature, Latin American Studies, and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) makes this event possible. These events are free and open to the public.

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