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.
© K. Montas
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.