Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Lectura de poemas por Víctor Rodríguez-Núñez

Fri, November 11, 2011 | BEN 2.104

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Dr. Víctor Rodríguez-Núñez
Dr. Víctor Rodríguez-Núñez

Víctor Rodríguez-Núñez is a poet and an associate professor at Kenyon College. In 2001, he earned his PhD in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The University of Texas at Austin.

In his poetry reading, he will read poems from his most recent books, Actas de medianoche I (2005), Actas de medianoche II (2006), Tareas (2011) and Reversos (2011).

Víctor Rodríguez-Núñez is the author of eleven books of poetry, many of them recipients of literary awards, including the David Prize (Cuba), the Plural Prize (Mexico), the Renacimiento Prize (Spain), the Fray Luis de León Prize (Spain), and the Leonor Prize (Spain). Among his most recent publications is The Infinite's Ash/ Ceniza de infinito (London: Arc Publications, 2008), a selection of his early poetry translated and introduced by Katherine M. Hedeen. In collaboration with Hedeen, he has also published book-length translations, in English, of the notable Spanish American poets Juan Gelman, Ida Vitale and Juan Calzadilla, and in Spanish, of the well-known Australian poet John Kinsella.

As a scholar, he has published various critical editions, anthologies, prologues, and academic articles on Latin American literatures, which includes a book on García Marquez's non-fiction works and studies on the poetry of authors such as Julián del Casal, Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, and Dulce María Loynaz. He also worked as a cultural journalist in Cuba, Nicaragua, and Colombia, and served as an editor of both cultural magazines and specialized journals.

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