Feature: Jesus Salas-Elorza Cinco de Mayo

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Feature: Jesus Salas-Elorza Cinco de Mayo
May 5, 2022 7:30 pm
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January 20, 2022
Bloomsburg Public Library - community room
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Market Street, Bloomsburg

Theme: Hispanic poetry/poets ~ Poems from Hispanic poets, etc. Poems in another language, or translated into English.

Event begins at 7:30 pm and ends at 9 pm

Jesús Salas Elorza ~ Born in Veracruz, Mexico, Jesús joined the Department of Languages and Cultures at Bloomsburg University in 1996 as a professor of Spanish and Italian. He participated at the international poetry festival Poesía en Mayo organized by some Chicago universities and the Hispanic community. He has published dispersed poems in various venues, including Carver, Diálogo (DePaul University) and Círculo de Poesía (University of Puebla, Mexico). Together with members of River Poets, he contributed to the translation of Mall by Venezuelan poet Julieta León. He has been an active member within the community, volunteering teaching Spanish, and participating in other events. Since 1996 he has participated as a reader or by being featured as a poet in River Poets. His passion is watching water birds from his apartment perched next to the Susquehanna River in Pittston.

*** May is the River Poets’ anniversary –come and celebrate with us as we turn 27 ***

MC: Richard Brook