Two events with Juan Carlos Galeano

                      (Poet, Filmmaker & Professor of Spanish, Florida State University) Florida

Bilingual Poetry Reading followed by a discussion  
Date:  Thursday, February 14, 2008
11:00-12:00 p.m.               
Location: 804 GCB

“The Trees Have a Mother:Stories from the Amazon ”  ( A Documentary produced and directed by Juan Carlos Galeano and Valliere Richard Auzenne, on myths from the Amazon, 2005); screening followed by discussion

Date:  Thursday, February 14, 2008
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: 804 GCB

Event Notes

Latin American poetry, translation, and Amazonian culture. Juan Carlos Galeano is a poet, translator and essayist whose work has appeared in journals such Casa de las Américas and Revista Casa Silva, and in the United States in The Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, Partisan Review, and Revista Iberoamericana, among others. He has published collections of poetry like Baraja Inicial (1986), and Amazonia (2003) and has published translations of selected works of North American poets such as Charles Simic El pollo sin cabeza (1999) and Sharon Olds Los muertos y los vivos (2001). He has also done research on the poetry of violence. In 1997 the Universidad Nacional of Colombia published his book Polen y escopetas, a study of the poetry of "la violencia," in Colombia, 1940-1960.

Praise for Galeano's work, Amazonia

“These delightful poems are metamorphoses from an Amazonian
Ovid. As In Hans Christian Andersen, the inanimate world is
Friskily animate. Everything is pre-logical, as in the imagination
of children, until the wonderful strangeness of it all becomes
familiar and we are spellbound.”Guy Davenport

 “Juan Carlos Galeano’s Amazonia is both a poetic sequence and an amazing story…Rarely have the lyric and the narrative, reality and imagination, history, and myth, combined so successfully to
make such an original, complex and, at the same time, immensely
readable and spellbinding literary work. Galeano is a poet of the
first rank.”Charles Simic

Additional Event Notes

This event is sponsored by Georgia State University, The Center for Latin American and Latino/a Studies at Georgia State University.

Admission to this event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Dr. Rudyard Alcocer at ralcocer (at) gsu (dot) edu.