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Drinking Gourd Poetry Prize: Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
January 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Celebrate Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, whose first chapbook, DULCE is the winner of the 2017 Drinking Gourd Poetry Prize, a first book award for poets of color. Castillo is a poet, essayist, translator, and immigration advocate. He is the author of Cenzontle, which was chosen by Brenda Shaughnessy as the winner of the 2017 A. Poulin, Jr. prize and will be published by BOA Editions in 2018. Castillo was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, and immigrated at the age of five with his family to the California Central Valley. His memoir, Children of the Land, is forthcoming from HarperCollins. The evening includes a musical performance by Trio Alma Jarocha de Chicago.
Cosponsored with the Northwestern Poetry & Poetics Colloquium