Raul Zurita

RAÚL ZURITA, winner of the National Literature Prize of Chile and the Pablo Neruda Prize, is one of the most widely acclaimed and innovative Latin American poets writing today.  His career began during the brutal Pinochet regime, when he suffered imprisonment and torture, and includes the audacious acts of having the phrase “Ni Pena Ni Miedo” (“Without Pain Or Fear”) bulldozed into the Atacama Desert in letters so huge they can only be read from the sky and having lines from his poems skywritten above New York City to bring international attention to the suffering of the minorities of the world.  Author of nearly 20 volumes, he is a Guggenheim fellow and is famous for his powerful readings.  Translations of his poetry into English include Song for His Disappeared Love/Canto a Su Amor Desaparecido (2010), Purgatory (2009), INRI (2009 and Anteparaíso (1986).


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Schedule

THURSDAY

7:30-10:00
POETRY SAMPLER
Richard Blanco, Eavan Boland, Henri Cole, Sharon Dolin, Nikky Finney, Terrance Hayes, Juan Felipe Herrera, Jane Hirshfield, Fanny Howe, Kurtis Lamkin, Dorianne Laux, Ada Limón, Thomas Lux, Rachel McKibbens, Taylor Mali, Joseph Millar, Idra Novey, Gregory Orr, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Patricia Smith, Arthur Sze, Larissa Szporluk, Natasha Trethewey, C.K. Williams, Raúl Zurita &  Daniel Borzutzky
Prudential Hall


FRIDAY

12:10-1:10pm
Festival Poet Readings
Thomas Lux, Larissa Szporluk, C. K. Williams, Raúl Zurita &  Daniel Borzutzky, Paul Legault
Victoria Theatre

1:30-2:30pm
Conversation: For Lack of What Is Found There: Poetry and Survival
Nikky Finney, Dorianne Laux, Gregory Orr, Raúl Zurita &  Daniel Borzutzky
Prudential Hall

2:50-3:50pm
Conversations: On the Life of the Poet
John Murillo, Larissa Szporluk, Natasha Trethewey, Raúl Zurita &  Daniel Borzutzky
Prudential Hall


SATURDAY

10:30-11:40
Conversation: Lost and Found in Translation
Daniel Borzutzky, Alexis Levitin, Salgado Maranhão, Raúl Zurita
Chase Room

1:30-2:40
Conversation: A Voice for the Voiceless
Philip Levine, Juan Felipe Herrera, Natasha Trethewey, Raúl Zurita &  Daniel Borzutzky
Prudential Hall

3:00-4:30
Readings & Music
Ada Limón, Arthur Sze, Raúl Zurita &  Daniel Borzutzky
Prudential Hall


SUNDAY

9:00-10:10
Festival Poet Readings
Adele Kenny, Taylor Mali, Narubi Selah, Raúl Zurita &  Daniel Borzutzky
CAE Auditorium

12:00-1:10
Conversation: When Politics Is Personal
Nikky Finney, Juan Felipe Herrera, Fanny Howe, Raúl Zurita &  Daniel Borzutzky
Victoria Theatre