Poetry Reading and Seminar by José Kozer
POETRY READING AND SEMINAR BY JOSÉ KOZER @Duke in Madrid
On October 22nd and 24th, Cuban poet José Kozer, one today's most renowned poets, will read from his work and lead a workshop on poetry and poetical thinking for Duke in Madrid students through the Duke in Madrid Poetics & Translation Lab.
José Kozer (Havana, Cuba, 1940) has lived in the USA since 1960 and retired from Queens College as a Spanish language and literature professor in 1997, after having taught for 37 years in New York. He currently lives in Hallandale, Florida. Kozer has written 100 books of poetry, two books in prose, and his works have been translated into English, Portuguese, German, Greek, and French, yet sadly, not into Japanese or Chinese. He is Jewish by birth and (secretly) practices Zen Buddhism. There are several theses and other graduate works on his poetry, and he is part of Medusario, an anthology of Neo-Baroque poetry creations published by the FCE. Kozer is a Montgomery Fellow and won the Pablo Neruda Award in 2013.