Panel Discussion celebrating the publication of Latinx Poetics: Essays on the Art of Poetry (University of New Mexico Press, 2022) featuring anthology editor, Ruben Quesada, and contributors, Brenda Cárdenas, Daniel Borzutzky, and Laurie Ann Guerrero. This program is part of Unwriting Borders, an ongoing series sponsored by the National Endowment for the arts.
In the past 20 years, more Latinx poets have published collections of poetry than in the entire 20th century. With this in mind, Ruben Quesada edited the anthology Latinx Poetics: Essays on the Art of Poetry(University of New Mexico Press, 2022). Drawing from their intersectional racial, gender, and linguistic identities and nationalities from the Latin American diaspora, the panelists (all contributors to the anthology at various stages in their careers) will discuss their essays, offering divergent views on the reading and writing of poetry with focus on the larger question of defining or framing Latinx poetry and poetics.
Ruben Quesada is a poet, translator, and editor. He is the author of Revelations and Next Extinct Mammal and the translator of a collection of selected poems by Luis Cernuda titled Exiled from the Throne of Night. He has served as an editor and coordinator for The Rumpus, Kenyon Review, AGNI, Pleiades, and the National Book Critics Circle board. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
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