Latino/a Poetics: Bilingualism, Politics and Multiculturalism

Latino/a Poetics: Bilingualism, Politics and Multiculturalism

Investigate the passionate, political voices of Latin America with Latino-British poet Leonardo Boix.

Join Latino-British poet Leonardo Boix to investigate the passionate, political voices of Latin America and Latino/a poets. In this workshop we’ll read inspiring work from Jorge E. Eielson, Diana Bellesi and José Watanabe, to Martín Espada, Javier Zamora and Nathalie Diaz, looking at their varying works-in-progress, jazz-style improvisations and cultural translations, before considering how to apply these techniques to your own writing.

This course is a half-day workshop running 2 – 4.30pm on Saturday 14 April and is part of our Tutor Academy scheme. To find out more about the courses in the Tutor Academy, please see here.

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About Leonardo Boix View Profile

Leonardo Boix is an Argentinean poet and journalist based in London and Deal (Kent). He is the author of two collections in Spanish, most recently Mar de Noche (Letras del Sur, 2016). His poems have appeared in Modern Poetry in Translation, The Rialto, Magma Poetry, Litro, The Morning Star, Under the Radar, The Eyewear Review, An Other Poems, Ink, Sweat & Tears, and elsewhere, as well as in many anthologies, such as Ten: Poets of the New Generation (Bloodaxe, 2017). Boix won first prize in the Anglo-Chilean Society Poetry Competition 2016, and was shortlisted for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2018. Boix is a fellow of The Complete Works scheme.

‘For a very new poet like myself, writing in a range of languages, it has opened up networks and support that otherwise I would not have. It has given me the confidence to write more and to explore new techniques.’

– Autumn 2017 Survey response

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