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Latin American & Caribbean Studies

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program invites you to

Cinco de Mayo Literary Readings

May 2, 2006
11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
011 Adams Hall

Readings by: Jennifer Clement (USA-México), Víctor Manuel Mendiola (México), and Ana Wajszczuk (Argentina).

Jennifer Clement (USA-Mexico) was raised in Mexico City, where she lives at present. She studied English literature and anthropology at New York University and French literature in Paris, France. Clement is the author of the memoir Widow Basquiat, which made the Booksellers' Choice list in the United Kingdom, and a novel A True Story Based on Lies, which was a finalist in the Orange Prize for Fiction in the United Kingdom. Whoopie Goldberg recently bought the film rights to this novel. Clement's work has appeared in numerous anthologies including The Best of The American Voice and her stories, poems and essays have been published by The London Times, The Herald, Poetry London, The Nation, The American Poetry Review and The Independent Magazine, among others.

Víctor Manuel Mendiola (México) ha publicado poesía y ensayo. Ha publicado en poesía: Poemas (1980), Sonetos a las cosas (1982), Nubes (1987), El ojo (1994), Vuelo 294 (1997), Papel Revolución (2000), Tan oro tan ogro (Poesía reunida 2003), y Tu mano, mi boca (2005). En ensayo destacan: Sin cera (2001), Breves ensayos largos (2001). También ha publicado varias antologías de poesía mexicana y peruana. Ha sido becario del Sistema Nacional de Creadores de México y presidente del PEN Club de México. Reside en la Ciudad de México.

Ana Wajszczuk (Argentina). Reside en Buenos Aires, Argentina y Mal País, Costa Rica. Es co-editora de la revista de poesía joven latinoamericana Los Amigos de lo Ajeno, editada desde 1998 en Argentina y Costa Rica, con amplia distribución en Latinoamérica y España (www.amigosdeloajeno.org) Publicó en poesía: Trópico Trip (Ed. Del Diego, Argentina, 1999) y El libro de los polacos (Algaida-Grupo Anaya, España, 2004). En 2003 ganó el XXII Concurso de Poesía Ciudad de Badajoz, en España, con su poemario El libro de los polacos.

Sponsored by: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Hofstra Organization of Latin Americans (H.O.L.A), Office of the Provost, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Office of the Dean, Hofstra Honors College, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Department.

For more info:
Contact Professor Miguel-Angel Zapata
325 Calkins Hall
Phone: 463-4766

Latin American & Caribbean Studies