Raúl Zurita’s early work is a ferocious response to the 1973 coup d’etat in Chile when Pinochet took power. Like many other Chileans, Zurita was arrested and tortured. His visionary, relentless body of work is one of the signal achievements in contemporary Latin American poetry; among numerous prizes and awards, Zurita received the Chilean National Prize for Literature in 2000.
Raúl Zurita will discuss his life and work with students and faculty.
All events are free and open to the public.
Sponsors include: College of Arts and Letters, Creative Writing Program, Department of English, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Global Modernisms Initiative,
Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Henkels Interdisciplinary Visiting Speaker, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Latin American Studies Program, Letras Latinas Program, and Institute for Latino Studies.