Homero Aridjis to speak at Conference


We are delighted to announce the addition of a fourth speaker to our line-up of keynote addresses. Homero Aridjis, widely regarded as one of Mexico’s greatest living poets and writers, will be giving a talk on the final day of the conference (Friday June 9th). Homero has published over 48 books of poetry and prose that have been translated into some twenty different languages, including Memorias del nuevo mundo, which was awarded the Diana-Novedades Prize for an Outstanding novel in Spanish. Seamus Heaney once remarked that to read Homero’s poetry is “to open a door into light,” and Homero’s work has consistently grappled with how to find hope on a planet increasingly destabilized by the violence of war and environmental degradation. Continue reading “Homero Aridjis to speak at Conference”