Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize Reading


Location: 210-214 McKenna Hall

Furious Dusk by David Campos

Letras Latinas and the Institute for Latino Studies welcome David Campos (winner of the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize) and Rhina P. Espaillat (judge) for a campus poetry reading on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. The 7:30 p.m. reading is preceded by a reception and book signing from 6:15 -7:15 p.m.

Rhina P. Espaillat, judge of the 2014 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, describes Furious Dusk, David Campos’s winning collection, as "a work whose five parts trace a son’s efforts—only partially successful—to fulfill his father’s expectations and—perhaps even more difficult—understand those expectations enough to forgive them.” The poet’s reflections are catalyzed by learning of his father’s impending death, which, in turn, forces him to examine his father’s expectations against his own evolving concept of what it means to be a man.

This event is free and open to the public.