Speaker: Javier Zamora, Poet, Radcliffe Institute Fellow 2018-2019
The Salvadoran poet will read from his latest book Unaccompanied (2017). The reading is part of the associated programming for the DRCLAS Fall exhibition Arquitectura del Vaivén , curated by Romance Languages and Literatures Doctoral student Gabriela Poma.
Reception to follow
Javier Zamora was born in La Herradura, El Salvador, in 1990. He is the author of the chapbook Nueve Años Inmigrantes/Nine Immigrant Years, which won the 2011 Organic Weapon Arts Contest, and Unaccompanied, published by Copper Canyon Press in 2017. He holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied and taught in June Jordan’s Poetry for the People program. Zamora earned an MFA from New York University and was a 2016–2018 Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. He is the recipient of scholarships to the Bread Loaf, Frost Place, Napa Valley, Squaw Valley, and VONA writers’ conferences and fellowships from CantoMundo, Colgate University (Olive B. O’Connor), MacDowell Colony, Macondo Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Saltonstall Foundation, and Yaddo. In 2016, Barnes & Noble granted him the Writer for Writers Award for his work with the Undocupoets Campaign. He was also the winner of the Ruth Lilly/Dorothy Sargent Fellowship and is a member of the Our Parents’ Bones Campaign, whose goal is to bring justice to the families of the ten thousand disappeared during El Salvador’s civil war.