Mapuche in Spanish / Chilean in Mapuzugun: Signs of a Mixed Poetic

Join us for a reading and conversation with Huilliche-Chilean poet Jaime Luis Huenún. Huenún grew up in Osorno, near the Rahue River, which appears in many of his poems. He normally writes in Spanish, and his work represents an effort to construct a new indigenous poetics combining traditional themes with novel, sometimes experimental styles. His published works include Ceremonias (1999), El pozo negro y otros relatos mapuches (2001), and Los cantos ocultos (2008), and he has anthologized several poetry and short stories books of Latin American indigenous writers. He served from 1993 to 2000 as director of Pewma, a journal of art and literature. He received the Pablo Neruda Prize in 2003 for his verse collection Puerto trakl (2001), and the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005. The reading will be presented by Sergio Mansilla Torres, Chilean poet, scholar, and professor of philosophy and humanities at Universidad Austral de Chile. The conversation will be moderated by Adela Pineda, Professor of Spanish and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, Boston University. Co-sponsored by the BU Arts initiative.

When 3:30 pm to 5:15 pm on Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Contact Organization BU Center for Latin American Studies
Fees Free