Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Rigoberto González @ the Library of Congress

Rigoberto González 
delivering his lecture
post-lecture conversation and Q&A

"Have we done right by the lessons of those who came before? Have we done our part to clear a path for those who came after. This is the light under which I present the following lecture about the contemporary period of Latino poetry and its most exceptional voices, who will guide us through the shifting demographics of this country's population--for I am convinced that Latino letters, so often ignored or overlooked by the current literary establishment, will become the most important cultural testaments bearing witness to the era of transition"
                                                      ---Rigoberto González, April 10, 2014
                                                                                  
One of the highlights of the 2013/14 Letras Latinas season  was Rigoberto González's lecture, "Latino Poetry: Pivotal Voices, Era of Transition" at the Library of Congress this past April. Above are some snapshots from the playing video. Below is the embedded video itself. 

                                   



González's lecture references a number of poets, but hones in on six: Eduardo. C. Corral, J. Michael Martínez, David Tomás Martínez, Carmen Gimenez Smith, Laurie Ann Guerrero, and Cynthia Cruz. Among the more established voices he references are the late José Montoya, to whom lecture is dedicated, Francisco X. Alarcón, Pat MoraRaúl Salinas, and Sandra Cisneros.


Letras Latinas programming in Washington, D.C. is made possible,
in part, thanks to the Weissberg Foundation
and individual donors.




1 comment:

Francisco Alarcon said...

Great lecture and Q & A segment!!! Congratulations to both Rigoberto González and Francisco Aragón. Saludos--Francisco X. Alarcón