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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Talk on Contemporary Hispanic Caribbean Poetry

28 January 2019

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Venue: ArtsOne Lecture Theatre

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The bilingual magazine Alba Londres is launching an issue dedicated to explore contemporary Hispanic Caribbean Poetry. Our goal with this issue is to move away from a static vision of Caribbean literature in Spanish, and to consider a variety of new, outward-looking and often risky proposals of what a Spanish-language Caribbean literature might constitute. Possibilities relating to concerns with otherness, orality, memory and marooning abound.

In this event, Prof Omar García Obregón will give a talk on Contemporary Hispanic Caribbean Poetry in order to introduce the issue; Costa Rican writer Carlos Fonseca, Venezuelan poet Gladys Mendía and Cuban poet Omar García will read their poetry and short stories. Their translators will read in English.

Alba Londres is a magazine that publishes experimental Spanish, Portuguese and British poetry in translation since 2011 and this is its ninth issue funded by Arts Council England.