The Charles D. and Marjorie J. Thompson Visiting Poets Series
Sumita Chakraborty, Ruben Quesada and Aidan Rooney: Poetry and 2020 Vision
Wednesday, March 31, 5:30 P.M. (EST)
Live Streaming Virtual Presentation
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Only one registration per household is necessary.
Part 1 of the spring series features three poets reading their work followed by a panel discussion led by Mary O'Donoghue, novelist, short story writer, poet, and professor in the Arts and Humanities at Babson College.
Sumita Chakraborty is a poet, essayist, and scholar. Her debut collection of poetry, Arrow was published in fall 2020. She is the Helen Zell Visiting Professor in Poetry at the University of Michigan. Her poetry appears or is forthcoming in , , and elsewhere. She is a proud alumna of Wellesley College, where she received her BA. She is currently writing a book about death, ethics and the Anthropocene. www.sumitachakraborty.com
Ruben Quesada is the founder of Latinx Writers Caucus, an organization concerned with the education, equity, and inclusion of Latinx writers in the literary and publishing community. His most recent poetry collection is Revelations (2018). He is also the author of Next Extinct Mammal and Selected Translations of Luis Cernuda. He is currently co-editing an anthology of essays on Latinx poetry and poetics. www.rubenquesada.com
Aidan Rooney's most recent collection Go There was published in spring 2020. His previous collections are Tightrope and Day Release. In 2013 he was awarded the Daniel Varoujan Award from the New England Poetry Club. Born in Monaghan, Ireland, he lives in Hingham, Mass and teaches at Thayer Academy. He translates poetry and prose from French and Haitian Kreyol.
The Charles D. and Marjorie J. Thompson Visiting Poets Series brings acclaimed poets to the Babson College community. The series honors diversity, inclusion, and artistic excellence. Because of pandemic pressures on travel and gathering in crowds, the 2021 series will be a live-streamed virtual event.