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Award-winning poet to read, Dec. 11

Award-winning poet and author Ralph Angel will read from his translation of the works of Frederico García Lorca at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, in 219 Burr Hall.

Spanish poet and dramatist García Lorca was a leading member of the "Generation of 1927," a group of writers who advocated avant-gardism in literature. He became known as the poet of Andalusia and its gypsy subculture with the publication of "Poema Del Cante Jondo" (1931) and "Primer Romancero Gitano" (1924-1927). He gained fame as a playwright with the romantic historical play "Marina Pineda" for which Salvador Dali constructed the set and scenery.

Angel, the Edith R. White Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Redlands, received the 1995 James Laughlin Award for his book "Twice Removed." His poems have appeared in The New Yorker and The American Poetry Review and have been collected in various anthologies including "The Best American Poetry."

The event is sponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, and Program in Creative Writing. 

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