An Evening with poet and art critic Ricardo Pau-Llosa at La Otra Esquina de las Palabras (The Other Corner Where Words Gather)
A reading and discussion of the impact of visual arts on his work, among other themes explored in his new book in progress.
Café Demetrio 300 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables 305-448-4949 Friday, October 14th at 7:30 pm
Ricardo Pau-Llosa [http://www.pau-llosa.com//] is a Cuban-American poet and art critic whose English-language poetry has appeared in six published collections—the last four from Carnegie Mellon University Press. Among his poetry titles are: Parable Hunter, The Mastery Impulse, Vereda Tropical, Cuba, and Bread of the Imagined. His work draws on many different ideas and themes—from the visual arts to Phenomenology, from theories on the workings of tropes to Cuban history, from everyday objects to episodes from ancient literature and the bible. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines—among them Agni, American Poetry Review, Ambit, Denver Quarterly, The Fiddlehead, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, PN Review, Salmagundi, Southern Review, TriQuarterly, and Virginia Quarterly Review, and in over a dozen major anthologies. He also has an extensive bibliography in the field of modern and contemporary art, especially Latin American. Pau-Llosa has been the subject of major features in Art Districts, BCV Cultural (Venezuela), El Nuevo Herald, Herencia Cultural Cubana, Manoa, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer(PBS), Saw Palm, The Writer’s Chronicle, among many other publication. Last fall, the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame exhibited Parallel Currents: Highlights of the Ricardo Pau-Llosa Collection of Latin American Art, a major show with an accompanying book-length catalogue which explored how poetry, art, and philosophy have shaped the mind and life of this accomplished writer and thinker. On Friday, October 14th, Pau-Llosa will read poems that juxtapose events from the life of a secular man of our times with biblical scenes, fables inspired on the Seven Deadly Sins, sonnets based on paintings, among other works from his new book in progress.
Nació en La Habana, Cuba, en 1965. Poeta, escritor y periodista. Se licenció en Humanidades en la Universidad Barry y obtuvo una Maestría en Bibliotecología y Ciencias de la Información en la Universidad del Sur de la Florida. Cursó estudios de postgrado en Literatura Hispanoamericana en la Universidad Internacional de la Florida. Ha publicado los poemarios: Alguien canta en la resaca (Término Editorial, Cincinnati, 2000), El viaje de los elegidos (Betania, Madrid, 2005) y Trilogía del paria (Editorial Silueta, Miami, 2007). Por otro lado, textos suyos aparecen recogidos en numerosas antologías y publicaciones en Estados Unidos, Europa y América Latina. Reside como exiliado en los Estados Unidos desde 1989. Foto: Delio Regueral.