The renowned cultural anthropologist Renato Rosaldo, author of the groundbreaking Culture and Truth, started writing poetry in English and Spanish while recovering from a stroke in 1996. He will read from his third book of poetry, The Day of Shelly’s Death, which was published last year by Duke University Press. Rosaldo found bridges between anthropology and poetry and coined the term “antropoeta” to describe movement between the two forms of writing. The reading will be followed by a conversation with writer Cecilia Ballí.
The event is sponsored by the at the University of Texas’ Humanities Institute and Department of Anthropology.
Location: Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave., Austin, 78701