Creative Writing Reading Series: Roy Guzmán

Thursday, January 28, 2021, 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Online
Admission: Free
Season: 2020-2021

POETRY: Thursday, January 28, 4 p.m.

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The acclaimed Honduran-American poet Roy Guzmán will be reading from their brilliant new book of poems Catrachos. If you're interested in questions of borders, nation, belonging, identity, queerness, class, race, pop culture—in searing and sonically brilliant poems, please join us!

The meeting will take place at 4 p.m. via WebEx. (Click this link at 4 p.m.)
Meeting Number: 145 157 2987 | Password: xyPfadSe774 (99732373 from phones)

To join by phone, call +1-469-210-7159 and use Access Code: 1451572987

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Roy G. Guzmán, is a Honduran poet and the author of Catrachos (Graywolf, 2020), “part immigration narrative, part elegy, and part queer coming-of-age story.”  They received a 2019 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship. Raised in Miami, they currently live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Book Description: A name for the people of Honduras, Catrachos  is a term of solidarity and resilience. In these unflinching, riveting poems, Roy G. Guzmán reaches across borders—between life and death and between countries—invoking the voices of the lost. Part immigration narrative, part elegy, and part queer coming-of-age story, Catrachos  finds its own religion in fantastic figures such as the X-Men, pop singers, and the ‘Queerodactyl,’ which is imagined in a series of poems as a dinosaur sashaying in the shadow of an oncoming comet, insistent on surviving extinction. With exceptional energy, humor, and inventiveness, Guzmán’s debut is a devastating display of lyrical and moral complexity—an introduction to an immediately captivating, urgently needed voice.

FICTION: Thursday April 8, 4 p.m. 

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