ILS to Host a Gathering of Latin@ Poets

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Angels of the Americlypse book cover

The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies (ILS), in close collaboration with the Creative Writing Program, is pleased to present on October 28-29 “Angels of the Americlypse: readings and colloquia—new Latin@ poetries and literary translation,” featuring: Rosa Alcalá, Carmen Giménez Smith, Roberto Tejada, and Rodrigo Toscano.

Angels of the Americlypse, the title of a recent anthology of new Latin@ writing, provides the context of this mini-conference, whose aim is to further the dialogue among Latin@ poets seeking to complicate and enrich discussions in the field. “As the conversation about race evolves, so do the shifting boundaries and markers of Latinidad, and in the case of this anthology and many of the most exciting work being written by Latin@s, aesthetics itself," said Carmen Giménez Smith, co-editor of the volume.

In addition to participating in oral history video interviews and panel discussions on the morning and afternoon of October 28 and 29, Alcalá, Giménez Smith, Tejada and Toscano will give a collaborative performance of their work in the Eck Auditorium at the Eck Visitors Center on the evening of October 28 at 7:30 PM EST. 

This event will be LIVE-STREAMED at: for a national audience.

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