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New Mexico State University professors share their poetry in Visiting Author Series

Poet and fiction writer Kathleene West and poet and literary critic Jesus Barquet will be featured in La Sociedad para las Artes' Spring 2002 Visiting Author Series Friday, Feb. 15. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in New Mexico State University's Hardman Hall Room 106.



Poet and fiction writer Kathleene West will be featured in La Sociedad para las Artes' Spring 2002 Visiting Author Series Friday, Feb. 15. Poet and literary critic Jesus Barquet will be featured in La Sociedad para las Artes' Spring 2002 Visiting Author..

West, a professor of English at New Mexico State, has published nine books of fiction and poetry. Her latest book, "Romance tercermundista/Third world romance," was published in Cuba in 2000.

She is the poetry editor of Puerto del Sol, a literary and fine arts journal published by the Master of Fine Arts program at the university, and has given poetry readings in Iceland, China, Mexico and Cuba.


Barquet, an associate professor of Spanish at New Mexico State, came to the United States during the Mariel Boat Lift, the 1980 migration of approximately 125,000 Cubans from Cuba to Florida.

He is the author of five books of poetry, including "Naufragios/Shipwrecks," which was published in the Spring 2001 Puerto del Sol. He also wrote two books of award-winning literary criticism and co-edited the anthology "Mas alla de la isla: 66 creadores cubanos."

The reading will be bilingual. It is free and open to the public.

For more information about the Visiting Author Series, contact program coordinator Robert Boswell at (505) 646-1968.

First photo is available at http://ucommphoto.nmsu.edu/newsphoto/west_kathleen.jpg.
CUTLINE: Poet and fiction writer Kathleene West will be featured in La Sociedad para las Artes' Spring 2002 Visiting Author Series Friday, Feb. 15.

Second photo is available at http://ucommphoto.nmsu.edu/newsphoto/barquet_mug.jpg.
CUTLINE: Poet and literary critic Jesus Barquet will be featured in La Sociedad para las Artes' Spring 2002 Visiting Author Series Friday, Feb. 15.

Erin Waldron
Feb. 4, 2002