Puerto Rican Poet Dr. Luzma Umpierre Herrera Chicago Events (May 17th & 18th, 2013)

Dr Luzma Umpierre Herrera  is a foremost figure within contemporary Puerto
Rican literature and culture. Dr. Umpierre’s most recent work is “I’m Still
Standing: Treinta años de poesía / Thirty Years of Poetry.” This volume
serves as a lasting proof of Umpierre’s dedication to her life’s work in
the areas of poetry, immigration studies, LGBT advocacy, Caribbean, Latin
American, and Latino Studies

Dr. Luzma Umpierre-Herrera will be featured reading from her new book “I’m
Still Standing: Thirty Years of Poetry” at the following venues and dates:

Friday May 17th at De Paul University Student Union, Room 312, 2550 N
Sheffield 6-8pm

Saturday May 18th as part of the Butterfly Poetry Project at Calles y
Suenos, 1900 S Carpenter, 2-4pm

Saturday May 18th, En Las Tablas Performing Arts Center, 4111 W Armitage
Ave. 1st Floor, 7-9pm

All three events are free and open to the public. Books will be available
for purchase and signing.

Dr. Luz María Umpíerre-Herrera will read from her newest complete work,
I’m Still Standing: Treinta Años de Poesía/Thirty Years of Poetry. “I’m
Still Standing…is complex, interdisciplinary in scope, and a must read for
students of Latin American Studies, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and
Transgender Studies, Puerto Rican Studies, and Women Studies, just to name
a few, as well as for those who have an insatiable thirst for eloquent
poetry… Once you start reading this poetic memoir, you will not be able to
put it down. Umpierre’s poetry is original, absolutely exquisite!”
–Dr.Cheryl Keyes, Professor of Folklore & Ethnomusicology,
Don’t miss the rare opportunity to experience the brilliant work of this
iconic figure of twentieth century Puerto Rican literature.

These events are sponsored by the Center for Latino Research and the
Women’s Center, De Paul University, The Butterfly Poetry Project, Casa de
Cultura Calles y Suenos, En Las Tablas Performing Arts Center, Voces
Primeras and the LBTQ Giving Council of the Chicago Foundation for Women.

For more information: 773-998-8902


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