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Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies brings award-winning poet to campus

September 16, 2011

Loyola University New Orleans’ Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies presents award-winning poet and critical essayist, Jesús Barquet, in a presentation of his new book on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. in Multimedia Room 2 in the Monroe Library.

“Ediciones El Puente en La Habana de los años 60,” which was published in January and is the culmination of more than 10 years of Barquet’s work and research, is an anthology of previously inaccessible poetry and writings by renowned Latin American and Caribbean writers that came about in the 1960s. In addition, “El Puente” outlines the cultural repression of post-revolution Cuba.

Barquet is a native of Cuba who moved to New Orleans in 1980 where he studied and taught at Tulane before joining the Loyola faculty as a visiting professor in 1989. He moved to Las Cruces, N.M., in 1991 to teach at New Mexico State University where he still works as a professor of Hispanic literature. Barquet has published numerous critical essays and works of poetry.

The presentation will be in Spanish and is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Christi Schott at 504-865-2886 or cmschott@loyno.edu.

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