Central American Studies

Francisco Aragón

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Zoom Meeting ID 850 1733 8536

Central American Lecture Series Presents:  Francisco Aragón - Book Reading and Q&A

Francisco Aragon event flyer with event details, picture of Francisco Aragón, and cover for his book of poems, "After Rubén"

Francisco Aragón is the son of Nicaraguan immigrants.  he is the author of three books:  After Rubén (Red Hen Press, 2020), Glow of Our Sweat (Scapegoat Press, 2010), and Puerta de Sol (Bilingual Press, 2005).  He's also the editor of, The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry (University of Arizona Press, 2007).  His work has appeared in twenty-two anthologies, as well as various literary journals, both print and online. A native of San Francisco, CA, he is on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame's Institute for Latino Studies (ILS), where he teaches courses in Latinx poetry and creative writing. He also directs the ILS' literary initiative, Letras Latinas. He has read his work widely, including at universities, bookstores, art galleries, the Dodge Poetry Festival and the Split This Rock Poetry Festival. A CantoMundo fellow, he is also a  member of the Macondo Writers' Workshop. Visit franciscoaragon.net.

This event is sponsored by the Central American and Transborder Studies Department.