Next Up | Rosa Alcalá

UPDATE 1/29/2014: We regret to report that complicated weather to our south has forced the POSTPONEMENT of this event. We’ll announce the rescheduled date here as soon as it has been settled.

The New Writing Series presents poet and translator Rosa Alcalá (NWS S’2004) this Thursday, January 30, at 4:30pm in the Allen and Sally Fernald Adaptive Presentation/Performance Environment Black Box space in 104 Stewart Commons.  The event, which will be introduced by Jennifer Moxley, is free and open to the public.

Rosa Alcalá is the author of two books of poetry, Undocumentaries (2010) and The Lust of Unsentimental Waters (2012), both from Shearsman Books. Spit Temple: The Selected Performances of Cecilia Vicuña (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012), which she edited, translated, and transcribed, was runner-up for the 2013 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. She has also translated the work of Lila Zemborain, Lourdes Vázquez, and other poets, with translations included in the Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Creative Writing and Bilingual MFA at the University of Texas at El Paso.

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Alcalá reads Rita Hayworth: Double Agent on Wordspace‘s Vimeo page.

Alcalá’s poem Paramour at the Poetry Society of America‘s website.

A conversation between Alcalá and Joshua Marie Wilkinson at J2.

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The UMaine New Writing Series was founded in 1999 and is sponsored by the English Department and the National Poetry Foundation with support from the Lloyd H. Elliott Fund, the Milton Ellis Memorial Fund, the Honors College, the University of Maine Humanities Initiative, the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, and the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the IMRC, and to donors Allen and Sally Fernald, for use of the AP/PE Black Box space. For more information contact Steve Evans at steven dot evans at maine dot edu or at 207-581-3818.

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