UNH Hosts Honduran Poet and Translator Oct. 29

By Erika Mantz
UNH News Bureau

October 23, 2002

DURHAM, N.H. -- Latin American poet Roberto Sosa and his translator, Jo Anne Engelbert, will do a bilingual poetry reading and book signing Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, at 4 p.m. in Hamilton-Smith, room 101, at the University of New Hampshire. The event is free and open to the public.

Born in 1930 to a poor Honduran family, Sosa first discovered poetry from a teacher who put together a handwritten anthology because the school had very few books. By 1990 he had published six books of poetry and three of prose, as well as two anthologies of Honduran literature. Four collections of his poetry have been translated into English.

Sosa's visit to UNH is arranged and sponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures' Spanish program with help from the Latin American Studies Seminar of the Center for the Humanities, the Spanish program gift fund, the Office of Sustainability Programs, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Center for International Education.

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