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Ines Rivera Reads Poems From Her Work, 'Love Letter to an Afterlife,' Tomorrow

Posted 09/11/2018
Submitted by Brian Skelly
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements
Come join us at this week’s Philosophy Club meeting Thursday, September 13th from 12:15 to 1:45 in 421 Auerbach Hall as Ines Rivera reads poems from her newly published work, Love Letter to an Afterlife (Black Lawrence Press, 2018).
The poet, E. Ethelbert Miller, wrote the following about Rivera's work: "Here are poems about papa and place.  Poems about family history. Poems that rise from the casket with memories. The rooster turns its head to listen. There is something Dominican  that is captured in the beak of each word as this woman moves among her people. She brings lines that are lush and filled with reminders. Yes - 'Someone has set the cat among the pigeons.'"
Ines P. Rivera Prosdocimi is an Assistant Professor at the University of Hartford where she teaches literature. In addition to teaching and creating new scholarship on the maroon in Hispaniola, Ines is a poet.  Her work has appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Cold Mountain Review, Kweli, Nimrod, Poet Lore, Puerto de Sol, The Caribbean Writer, Wasafiri, and Witness


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