Middlebury

Mexican poet Pura López Colomé to give reading Nov. 2

October 24, 2006

Event Calendar Listing

Thursday, Nov. 2
4:30 p.m.

Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room, located on Hillcrest Road off College Street (Route 125)

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - The distinguished Mexican poet Pura López Colomé will give a reading on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 4:30 p.m. in the Robert A. Jones '59 House. The reading is sponsored by the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Middlebury College Creative Writing Program, Rohatyn Center for International Affairs, Department of Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish, and Ross Commons. The event is free and open to the public. 

Pura López Colomé, born in Mexico City in 1952, is one of her generation's most significant poets. Since the 1980s, she has been a frequent contributor to magazines and newspapers in Mexico and has published seven volumes of poetry, including "Tragaluz de noche" (Fondo de Cultura Económico) and "Música inaudita: Poesia 1985-2000" (Verdehalago, 2002). "No Shelter," a selection of her poems translated into English by Forrest Gander, was published by Graywolf Press in 2002.

Poets she has translated into Spanish include Seamus Heaney, William Carlos Williams, H.D., W.S. Merwin, Frank O'Hara, Robert Creeley, Robert Hass, Louise Glück, Philip Larkin and Rainer Maria Rilke. Pura López Colomé lives with her family in Cuernavaca.

For more information, contact Noreen Cargill, administrative manager of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, at ncargill@middlebury.edu or 802-443-5286.