September 1, 2018 at 8:45 pm

Modern Languages Hosts ‘Trail of Love. The Manifesting Poetic Destination,’ Sept. 14

Ohio University’s Modern Languages Department, the Modern Language Art Initiative, and Rulfo’s Hut (the Modern Languages Literacy Workshop) hosted a poetry event titled, “Trail of Love. The Manifesting Poetic Destination” on Friday, Sept. 14 in Gordy Hall.

The event began with a set of love songs performed by “The Larger Sound.” There were four visiting poets and narrators from Virginia. Sections of their published works were read in Spanish. Readings included Alfredo Martín Del Arroyo’s Martes de infamia y otros días fatales (2016), Fernando Gudiel’s Zánganos de Xibalbá y otros inframundos urbanos (2018), Luz Stella Mejía’s Palabras Sumergidas (2018), and Ricardo Vacca-Rodriguez’s En los trenes también viaja la melancolía (2018).

The panel also featured Professor José Delgado-Costa of Ohio University presenting on his book, Sangre y Canela (2009). After the presentations and an intermission with refreshments, the mic was open for attendees.

Members of Rulfo’s Hut presented their compositions to the audience.

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