CSULA Department of English | Events

In November, lauded poet José Kozer will visit CSULA and the Last Bookstore in two American Communities Program events co-sponsored by the Department of English, Statement Magazine, the Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics and others. Kozer was recently awarded the Pablo Neruda Ibero-American Poetry Prize, and in dozens of books of poetry, has complexly explored the limits of meaning, the experience of exile, and the uncanny territory of the autobiographical.

Image of Jose Kozer. Copyright K. Montas

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On Tuesday, November 12 from 4:20pm-6pm, José Kozer will conduct an informal conversation and hands-on writing clinic. Conducted in Spanish, this practical discussion will explore the formal, thematic, and personal aspects of his visceral and intellectually adventurous poetry. This event will be held in the San Gabriel Room on the 3rd floor of the University-Student Union and is free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30pm, Kozer will read at the ACP Pop-Up at The Last Bookstore, located at 453 S. Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles.

Also during his visit to CSULA, Kozer will attend a creative nonfiction class in the Department of English and be interviewed by editors of Statement Magazine, the campus' award-winning literary magazine.