Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea will read selections of his poetry for the Fourth Annual Caeser and Patricia Tabet Poetry Reading at Dominican Wednesday, March 22. Urrea will also share how he incorporates his dual-culture life experiences to explore themes of love, loss and triumph. His talk will be held at 7 p.m. in the Lund.
A critically acclaimed and best-selling author of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and essays, Urrea is a member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame. He is the author of the novel, Into the Beautiful North (2009); the nonfiction book, The Devil’s Highway (2004), which received the Lannan Literature Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; the memoir, Nobody’s Son: Notes From an American Life (1999), which won the American Book Award; and several books of poetry, including Walking Backwards in the Dark (2007).
Hailed by National Public Radio as a “master storyteller with a rock and roll heart,” Urrea has appeared at venues across the country for readings and speaking engagements.
The Annual Tabet Poetry Reading is made possible through the generous support of Dominican University alumna Patricia Tabet. For more information about this program, contact Margaret Andersen, assistant professor of English, at (708) 524-6273.