Poetry Reading: Rigoberto González and Kate Daniels
In his fifth full-length collection (after Unpeopled Eden), American Book Award-winner Rigoberto González binds narratives of loss and rebellion with the notion that “a soaring spirit held captive/ becomes reactive.” Meanwhile, award-winning poet Kate Daniels recently released her sixth full-length poetry collection (In the Months of My Son’s Recovery). Join us at this poetry reading to hear both poets read selections from their most memorable works.
This event is part of The PEN America Immigration Track at the 2019 Decatur Book Festival. Free and open to the public, the annual Decatur Book Festival takes place in more than a dozen venues throughout downtown Decatur. To learn more, click here.
Rigoberto González is the author of 17 books of poetry and prose. His awards include Guggenheim, NEA, NYFA, and USA Rolón fellowships, the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets, and the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. A critic at large for The L.A. Times, he sits on the board of trustees of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) and is currently a professor of English at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey.
Kate Daniels is the author of six collections of poetry, including In the Months of My Son’s Recovery (LSU 2019) and Three Syllables Describing Addiction. A former Guggenheim Fellow in poetry, she is the Edwin Mims Professor of English at Vanderbilt University where she directs the creative writing program. Particularly interested in the intersections of poetry and health care, Daniels is on the faculty of Vanderbilt’s Medicine, Health, & Society program; teaches writing at the Baltimore Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, and facilitates community workshops on Writing for Recovery. Daniels lives in Nashville.