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Library of Congress Spotlights U.S. Hispanic Writers

By Harriet Staff

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Furthering the tradition of the Hispanic Division’s Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (AHLOT), the Hispanic Division and the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress now launch a series of interviews with U.S. Hispanic Writers who write predominantly in English. The first installment includes readings and interviews with Richard Blanco, Carmen Giménez Smith, Eduardo C. Corral, Fred Arroyo, and Maria Melendez. The series is co-sponsored by Letras Latinas, the literary program of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. From The Library of Congress:

The Hispanic Division and the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress have launched a collaborative series of recorded interviews, “Spotlight on U.S. Hispanic Writers.” This series is co-sponsored by Letras Latinas, the literary program of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

“Spotlight on U.S. Hispanic Writers” features emerging and established American poets and prose writers of Hispanic descent who write predominantly in English. In each segment the featured poet or writer participates in a moderated discussion with the chief of the Hispanic Division, as well as reads from his or her work.

This series continues the tradition of the Hispanic Division Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (AHLOT). The AHLOT is an ongoing collection of recorded interviews and readings of contemporary poets and prose writers from the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America, the Caribbean, and U.S. Hispanics, which has been compiled by this Division since the 1940s.

Listen up! At The Library of Congress.

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Posted in Poetry News on Friday, May 30th, 2014 by Harriet Staff.