Diasporican Poets Series
A poetry series cosponsored by LatinxProject, Borders and Diasporas, the Department of English, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. The first in the series with be a reading and conversation with Victor Hernández Cruz. It will take place September 24th at 5:00pm in the English Department Event Space 244 Greene St., Room 106.
Victor Hernandez Cruz was born in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico. He moved to New York City with his family when he was five years old, but he didn’t start learning English until two years later when his family bought a television set. He started writing poetry early and at seventeen self-published his first book, Papo Got His Gun! And Other Poems, on a mimeograph machine. Since then, more than a dozen collections of his poems—among them Snaps (1969); By Lingual Wholes (1982); Red Beans (1991); Rhythm, Content, and Flavor: New and Selected Poems (1989); and The Mountain in the Sea (2006)—have been published by traditional publishing houses. He is a member of the Nuyorican movement of writers.
For more information, write to Prof. Urayoán Noel at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Latinx Project:
The Latinx Project at NYU explores and promotes U.S. Latinx art, culture and scholarship through creative and interdisciplinary programs.
Founded in 2018, it serves as a platform linking scholarship, media and activism to foster critical thinking about US Latinxs. Our use of Latinx indicates an openness to gender, sexual and racial inclusivity, while also paying attention to the multiple ways in which Latinx organize and forge community around nationality, race, ethnicity, gender, and other designations.
The project advocates for Latinx Studies and explores the generative power of Latinxs in U.S. society.