Indigenous Poetry in Contemporary Mexico: Voices, Translations, Cultures

Event Date: 

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Event Contact: 

Lety Garcia, Programs and PR Manager

805-893-2951 or

As part of the Conference "Verbal Kaleidoscope" hosted by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, several contemporary poets from Mexico, including the renowned Mazatec poet and Director of the Mexican Institute of Indigenous Languages (INALI), Juan Gregorio Regino, and prominent Zapotec poet Irma Pineda Santiago will read from their work written in indigenous languages (including their own translations into Spanish and English). This is a great opportunity to listen to these new voices that are re-defining the literary landscape of Latin America today.







Juan Gregorio Regino, photo by Osiris Gomez, 2016
Irma Pineda Santiago, photo by Osiris Gomez, 2016