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Poetry and Human Rights

October 27, 2016, 6:00 PM


A poetry reading celebrating the intersection between the personal and the political in English and Spanish. Guatemala’s Regina José Galindo and Colby’s own Adrian Blevins will read from recent work.

Regina José Galindo is a performance artist and poet from Guatemala. She is the author of two books of poems including Trentacuentos (2008) and most recently Telerañas, from which she will read. She has also been published in many anthologies in Guatemala.

Adrian Blevins is the author of Live from the Homesick Jamboree, The Brass Girl Brouhaha, two chapbooks, and, with Karen McElmurray, Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean: Meditations on the Forbidden from Contemporary Appalachia. She is the recipient of many awards and honors including a Kate Tufts Discovery Award, a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Foundation Award, and many others. New poems are forthcoming or have been recently published in American Poetry Review, North American Review, Florida Review, Crazyhorse, Copper Nickel, and other magazines.

The reading will be followed by a Q and A. Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by the Oak Institute for Human Rights.


October 27, 2016
6:00 PM


Amanda Cooley


Robinson Room, Miller Library, Colby College
Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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