The Georgia Review and Georgia Poetry Circuit will host a reading by Cuban-American writer Virgil Suárez on February 1 at Fire Hall, No. 2. Suárez is the author of four novels and eight collections of poetry, including Banyan (2001), for which he won the Book Expo America/Latino Literature Hall of Fame Poetry Prize. Winner of a MacArthur Poetry Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts grant recipient, he lives in Tallahassee, Florida, where he is an associate professor of creative writing at Florida State University, Tallahassee.
From the Poetry Foundation: “In both his poetry and his prose, Suárez seeks to capture the experience of migration. His poems trace the emotional upheavals endured by those in permanent exile. Peppering his narrative, free-verse poems with references to family members, friends, historical figures, and both real and imagined situations, Suárez connects his personal experience as an immigrant with larger themes of identity, history, and language.”
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