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March 15th 2010, Monday, 6:30pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY, The Skylight Room (9100)
365 Fifth Ave (at 34th St)

Join Cecilia Vicuña, Melanie La Rosa, and Henry Ferrini for a conversation about films that bring into cinematic focus the untold histories of a radical literary era. The poet and artist Cecilia Vicuña, editor of The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry and a contributor to El Corno Emplumado, will comment on “El Corno Emplumado - A Story From the Sixties,” which follows its filmmakers on a journey across the United States to Mexico and into the memories of the poets who 40 years earlier had been involved in the bilingual poetry magazine El Corno Emplumado/The Plumed Horn. Melanie La Rosa will discuss “This Bird Flies Backward,” her work-in-progress about the life and work of poet Diane di Prima; and Henry Ferrini will talk about his “Polis Is This: Charles Olson and the Persistence of Place.” Excerpts of films will be screened.
Co-sponsored by the Ph.D. Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages and the Doctoral Students Council

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Added by Center for the Humanities on February 17, 2010