Poetry Reading

Date: 
02/06/2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
MLK Center
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): 
Eduardo Corral & Steve Alvarez

A Night of Poetry with Eduardo Corral, the Latino Outreach Leaders, and Steven Alvarez 

The noted Chicano poet Eduardo C. Corral and several high school students from the local chapter of the Latino Outreach Leaders of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School (PLDHS) and Dr. Steven Alvarez of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies will perform a public reading of their writing at the University of Kentucky Martin Luther King, Jr. Center. 

Corral is the winner of the Yale Younger Series Poets Prize, and his first book Slow Lightning was published by Yale University Press in 2012. The Latino Outreach Leaders of PLDHS formed in 2012 through the initiative of students and staff at the school to create and sustain a club for Latino students centered on empowering them through professional development and college preparation. Together with Dr. Alvarez they published the edited collection Living Out Loud: Our Stories, Our Struggles. The evening will be a celebration of poetry, bilingualism, and Mexican culture.   

 

Una noche de poesía con los Líderes de Latino Outreach: Eduardo Corral y Steven Álvarez.

El poeta Chicano Eduardo Corral y varios estudiantes de programa Latino Outreach de Paul Laurence Dunbar High School en conjunto con el Dr. Steven Alvarez del departaento de WRD compartirán algunos de sus poemas en el Martin Luther King, Jr. Center.

Corral ganó el premio Yale Younger Series Poets Prize, y su primer libro Slow Lightning fue publicado por Yale University Press en el 2012. El programa de Latino Outreach de PLDHS es producto de una iniciativa de estudiantes y faculdad del colegio que se formó en el 2012 con la meta de crear un club para estudiantes Latinos que les permita desarrollarse y prepararse para una carrera universitaria y profesional. Con el apoyo del Dr. Álvarez, Latino Outreach pudo publicar una colección de poemas: Living Out Loud: Our Stories, Our Struggles.

Esta noche promete ser una noche de celebración de poesía, idiomas y la cultura Mexicana.

 

 

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