Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Reading by Armando Romero

armando romeroCelebrate Hispanic Heritage Month—Mes de la Herencia Hispana—with a reading by Professor Armando Romero:

Friday, October 21 from 1:30pm-2:30pm

Langsam Library, Digital Learning Commons (back of 4th floor)

Professor Armando Romero will present his most recent book of poems, El color del Egeo and the bilingual edition of El árbol digital.

Poet, novelist and literary critic, Romero belonged to the initial group of nadaísmo, literary avant-garde movement of the 60s in Colombia. He has published numerous books of poetry, fiction and essays. La rueda de Chicago (2004), a novel, won the Latin American Book Award, New York (2005).  In 2011 he won the First Prize for Short Novel, Pola de Siero (Spain) with his novel Cajambre (Bogotá, Valladolid, 2012). His book of poems, Amanece aquella oscuridad, was published in 2012, Seville, Spain. In 2016, his book of poems El Color del Egeo (The color of the Aegean) was published in Spain and Colombia. His literary work has been translated into several languages. Earlier this year the publisher l’ Harmattan (Paris) published a bilingual anthology of his poetry in French. Also, his novel Cajambre was published in Italy and Turkey.

Si alguien anda todavía pidiendo imaginación para descifrar el Mundo, aquí, en los poemas de Armando Romero, fluye a raudales desde un tratamiento del vértigo temporal que va más allá de los trabajos y los días.

Gonzalo Rojas

If anybody is still asking imagination to decipher the world, here in the poems of Armando Romero, imagination flows torrentially, pouring from a temporal vortex that extends beyond works and days.

Sponsored by the University of Cincinnati Libraries and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, the readings will be held in the Digital Commons space located in the back of the 4th floor of the Langsam Library. The readings are open to the entire UC community. Refreshments will be served.

While in Langsam for the readings, check out the display highlighting Hispanic books. Featured in the display are student and staff picks, UC faculty publications and the work of Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street among other books.

For a list of other UC events commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month, visit http://www.uc.edu/eps/Programs/hispanic-heritage-month.html.