October 23-24, 2014: Rosa Alcalá

Rosa Alcalá PosterThe Poetry and Poetics Colloquium, the Department of English, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Latina and Latino Studies Program, and the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities present a reading followed by a reception on Thursday, October 23rd, 5pm and a workshop on Friday, October 24th, 12:00pm with poet and translator Rosa Alcalá. Both events will be held in University Hall 201. Contact Todd Nordgren (ToddNordgren2018@u.northwestern.edu) to receive the reading for the workshop on Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak’s “The Politics of Translation” and Alcalá’s documentary and investigative work.

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), edited and translated by Alcalá, was runner-up for the 2013 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. She is also the recipient of a 2015 NEA Fellowship in Translation.

Alcalá teaches in the Department of Creative Writing and Bilingual MFA Program at the University of Texas at El Paso.

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