Harvard WorldWide Week: An Evening of Spanish Poetry: Three Contemporary Poets in Conversation


Thursday, October 25, 2018, 5:00pm to 6:00pm


RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA

This poetry evening aims at presenting a conversation between three contemporary Spanish poets. María Salvador (El origen de la simetría, Icaria Ediciones, 2007)) Berta García Faet, (Corazón tradicionalista: poesía 2008–2011, La Bella Varsovia, 2017, and The Eligible Age, Song Bridge Press, 2018) and Laura de la Parra (La Tramontana, La Isla de Siltolá, 2016 and Regalar el exilio, Harpo, 2016),  each from a different region in Spain, live and study in the US. They have published poetry collections in Spain and their work has appeared in different journals and anthologies. They will discuss how their poetry intersects with migration, the body, the literary canon and current affairs. What does it mean to live and write in another language? How does it affect their creation in their mother tongue? How do their academic disciplines impact their poetry? These and other questions will be debated throughout the evening. There will be a reading and an open discussion at the end of the session.



María Salvador is a PhD candidate in Japanese History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University. 

Laura de la Parra is a PhD candidate in English at Complutense University of Madrid and is currently a visiting researcher at Harvard University.  Her research is funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education. She holds a BA in English from Complutense University and an MSc in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh.

Berta García Faet is a PhD candidate in Hispanic Studies at Brown University. She holds a BA in Political Science and a BA in Humanities from Valencia University, an MA in Political Science from Pompeu Fabra University, an MA in Spanish from The City College of New York.