Readings & Lectures

Poetry off the Shelf: Orlando Ricardo Menes and Dan Vera


Celebrate the inaugural winner and judge of the Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize. Judge Orlando Ricardo Menes directs the creative writing program at the University of Notre Dame. His third full-length collection, Fetish, won the 2012 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and was published in 2013 by the University of Nebraska Press. Winner Dan Vera is a writer, editor and literary historian in Washington, DC. In addition to his winning volume, Speaking Wiri Wiri, he is the author of The Space Between Our Danger and Delight (Beothuk Books, 2008). A booksigning and reception follow.

Co-sponsored with Letras Latinas, Red Hen Press, the Ragdale Foundation and the Guild Literary Complex

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Thursday, October 24th, 7:00 PM
Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Free admission