Roberto Tejada, George Oppen Memorial Lecture
Saturday DEC 12 @ Unitarian Center
1187 Franklin Street (at Geary)
San Francisco, 7:00 pm, $10/$5*
supported by the Dorothy A. Fowler Trust
*free for SFSU students and Poetry Center members
Poet, scholar, and art historian Roberto Tejada delivers The Poetry Center's annual George Oppen Memorial Lecture.
Roberto Tejada is author of the poetry collections Full Foreground (Arizona, 2012), Exposition Park (Wesleyan, 2010), and Mirrors for Gold (Krupskaya, 2006). An art historian, Tejada has published National Camera: Photography and Mexico’s Image Environment (Minnesota, 2009), A Ver: Celia Alvarez Muñoz (Minnesota, 2009); and other critical writings on contemporary U.S. and Latino American artists. In Mexico this year, a volume of his selected poems will appear as Todo en el ahora (Libros Magenta, 2015) with translations into Spanish by poets Alfonso D’Aquino and Gabriel Bernal Granados (Mexico) and Omar Pérez (Cuba). He is the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor at the University of Houston where, as faculty in the Creative Writing Program, he teaches in the English and Art History Departments.
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