Everyday footprints: a bilingual poetry reading and discussion

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Latin American Literature | Poetry


During the long winter of 2014, I led a Spanish language poetry writing workshop for students. With a selection of readings from Latin American poets as our source material and inspiration, we devoted ourselves to cultivating a writing practice and to generating poems of our own. We discovered along the way that poetry has the capacity to surprise us-if we let it. Poetry might think of itself as nothing more than words on the page, but we know better. This presentation consists of a Spanish/English poetry reading and discussion on poetry's capacity to surprise us with what resides in everyday footprints.