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Bilingual Poetry Reading in English and Spanish from "Sonata Mulattica"

by Dr. Pedro Larrea Rubio

Pedro Larrea (Spain, 1981) is the author of three books of poems: La orilla libre / The Free Shore (Ártese, 2013; Nueva York Poetry Press, 2019); La tribu y la llama (Amargord, 2015); and Manuscrito del hechicero / The Wizard's Manuscript (Valparaíso, 2016; Valparaíso USA, 2017). His poetry has appeared, among many others, in the prestigious Spanish magazine Revista de Occidente. He has read as a guest poet in places such as the Library of Congress in Washington DC, the New York Public Library, the University of New York, Emory University, the University of Kentucky, the Americas Poetry Festival of New York, the International Poetry Festival of Granada (Spain), the International Poetry of Los Confines (Honduras), the International Poetry Festival of Turrialba (Costa Rica), the International Poetry Festival of the Gimnasio Moderno and the University of the Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) and elsewhere. As an essayist, he is the author of the study Federico García Lorca in Buenos Aires (Renacimiento, 2015) and articles about Hispanic poetry of all periods. As a translator, he has published the Spanish edition of Kevin Young's Book of Hours (Libro de horas, Valparaíso, 2018); Percy Bysshe Shelley’s A Defence of Poetry along with Thomas Love Peacock’s The Four Ages of Poetry (Una defensa de la poesía, Poéticas, 2019); and Rita Dove’s Sonata Mulattica (Valparaíso, 2020). He is an Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Lynchburg, in Virginia.

Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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