Letras Latinas 20th Anniversary Event


Location: Reyes Family Board Room (View on map )

Letras Latinas Poster

Ada Limón is the author of six books of poetry, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her most recent book of poetry, The Hurting Kind, was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. She is the 24th Poet Laureate of The United States and the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. As the Poet Laureate, her signature project is called You Are Here and focuses on how poetry can help connect us to the natural world.

Carmen Giménez is the author of numerous poetry collections, including Milk and Filth, a finalist for the NBCC Award in Poetry and Be Recorder (Graywolf Press, 2019), which was a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award in Poetry, the PEN Open Book Award, the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She was awarded the Academy of American Poets Fellowship Prize in 2020. A 2019 Guggenheim fellow, she served as the publisher of Noemi Press for twenty years. She is Publisher and Executive Director of Graywolf Press.

heidi andrea restrepo rhodes (they/them) is a queer, non-binary, sick/disabled, brown/Colombian, poet, scholar, educator, and cultural worker. Their poetry collection, The Inheritance of Haunting (University of Notre Dame Press, 2019) won the 2018 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize. They are a 2023 recipient of the Creative Capital Award, a VONA alum, and have received fellowships from Zoeglossia, CantoMundo, Radar, and Yale’s Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration. Their poetry has been published in Poetry, Poem-a-Day, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Waxwing, among other places.

Carmen Giménez, heidi andrea restrepo rhodes and Ada Limón discuss
their poetics at Letras Latinas 20th anniversary event on campus.
Carmen Giménez, heidi andrea restrepo rhodes and Ada Limón discusstheir poetics at Letras Latinas 20th anniversary event on campus.

For those members of the Notre Dame community who were not able to join us last April 10 in McKenna Hall, please find below a means of experiencing the poetry of, and conversation between:

Ada Limón

Carmen Giménez

heidi andrea restrepo rhodes

Watch the video of the event. (Password-protected for Notre Dame students, faculty, and staff only.)

This was the 4th installment of a 9-event, year-long celebration marking the 20th anniversary (2004 – 2024) of Letras Latinas, the literary initiative of the Institute for Latino Studies.