Please join Bella Yan — and whatever other members of the Second Life international community who show up — in listening to a wonderful Affrilachian Poet and UK student, Ricardo Nazario y Colón (interviewed by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer via WRFL-FM) on our University of Kentucky SL campus.
Time: Friday, January 14 • 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: UKy SL island – in front of the virtual WT Young library
WRFL “Accents” – a Radio Show for Literature, Art and Culture
More Info from “Accents” Facebook announcement:
Ricardo Nazario y Colón was born in the South Bronx, NYC and raised in Carruzos, Carolina, Puerto Rico.
He is a graduate of DeWitt Clinton high school and has studied at Hudson Valley Community College; Fordham University (Rose Hill); University of Kentucky and Pace University (NYC). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish Literature and Latin American Studies, and a Master in Secondary Education. He is a doctoral student in the Education Policy and Evaluation program at the University of Kentucky and lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky where he is the director of the Office of Diversity Programs for Western Kentucky University.
As an undergraduate student he co-founded the Affrilachian Poets— a group of friends who have dedicated the last 20 years of their writing careers, to the aesthetic of making the invisible visible.His full collection of poetry “ Of Jibaros and Hillbillies” is being published by Plain View Press later this month. His chapbook “The Recital” was published by Winged City Press Last week and is available at the press website. Look for Ricardo’s poems in the Louisville Review, A Hudson View, Aphros Literary Magazine, Southern Poetry Anthology, BlazeVox, Amphibi.us, Eclipsing a Nappy New Millennium Anthology, and others. Visit his website at http://www.lalomadelviento.com for the latest information
Accents is hosted and produced by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer, the author of The Air around the Butterfly (Fakel Exress, 2009) and The Most (Finishing Line Press, 2010)