The Rain Always Rises: A Symposium on the Poetry of Miguel-Angel Zapata

Hofstra University’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is presenting an event titled The Rain Always Rises: A Symposium on the Poetry of Miguel-Angel Zapata. Dr. Zapata, associate professor of romance languages and literatures at Hofstra and a noted Peruvian poet and scholar, is considered one of the most innovative poets of his generation in Peru and one of Latin America’s most influential poetic voices over the past 10 years. The symposium will be held at the Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, 10th Floor, Axinn Library, South Campus, on Friday, April 26, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., followed by a reception.

This event was originally scheduled for November 1, 2012, and was rescheduled because of Hurricane Sandy.

This symposium is free and open to the public. For more information call 516-463-5140.
Dr. Zapata was recently awarded the 2011 Latino Literature Prize in the Poetry Category for his book Fragmentos de una manzana y otros poemas (Fragments of an Apple and Other Poems), published by the Biblioteca Sibila/BBVA Foundation, one of the leading and most prestigious publishers in Spain. Among Dr. Zapata’s recent published works are the celebrated Ensayo sobre la rosa. Poesía selec

ta (2010), Mario Vargas Llosa and the Persistence of Memory (2006), A Sparrow in the House of Seven Patios (2005), El cielo que me escribe (2002), Moradas de la voz. Notas sobre poesía latinoamericana contemporánea (2002), and Escribir bajo el polvo (2000).

Symposium itinerary and participants

At the end of the symposium there will be a poetry reading by Miguel-Angel Zapata, followed by a reception.
Colleagues of Dr. Zapata who will be speaking at the symposium include Bernard J. Firestone, dean, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Sabine Loucif, professor of French and chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures; and Gregory Pell, association professor of Romance Languages and Literatures.


Friday, April 26, 2013


Free and open to the public



Axinn Library
Axinn Library
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Romance Languages and Literature Department
Phone: 516-463-5140
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