VOICES Reading Thursday, 2/15: Valerie Martínez (DPC, 7:30 PM)

Thu, Feb 15 2024, 7:30 - 9pm
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Daugherty-Palmer Commons (DPC)
Intended Audience
Admitted Students
General public

Thursday, February 15: Poet Valerie Martínez (7:30, Daugherty-Palmer Commons)

Introduced by Karen Leona Anderson, co-sponsored by ENST

Valerie Martínez is the author of five books of poetry, one book of translations (of Uruguay’s Delmira Agustini) and a chapbook of hybrid poetry and prose. Her poems have appeared widely in anthologies, journals and magazines including The Best American Poetry; Touching the Fire: Fifteen Poets of Today’s Latino Renaissance, and Poetry.  Her most recent work, "Count," is a book-length poem that grapples with the devastating effects of human-made climate change while recounting the magnificent wonders of the natural world. Martínez is also an educator, having taught poetry and literature for over twenty years at the college/university level. Since 2008, Martínez has worked as an arts administrator and consultant in the field of arts and community development. She is the founding director of Artful Life, an organization dedicated to works of public art created through a place-based, community engagement process. She was the Poet Laureate of Santa Fe, New Mexico from 2008-2010. Learn more: www.valeriemartinez.net

Event Sponsor(s)
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Karen Leona Anderson