“Found Objects Objetos encontrados: A Bilingual Poetry Reading” with Nicole Cecilia Delgado

You’re invited to attend “Found Objects Objetos Encontrados: A Bilingual Poetry Reading” with Puerto Rican poet and book artist Nicole Cecilia Delgado, Thursday, 24 March 2022, 5:30 p.m. ET, in Clark Hall 108 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Nicole Cecilia Delgado will read from her most recent bilingual anthology, Objetos encontrados / Found Objects (DoubleCross Press, 2021).

This live-only event is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

“Nicole Cecilia Delgado is a poet, translator, and book artist. Her latest book of poems, Periodo Especial(Aguadulce/La Impresora), explores the socioeconomic mirror images between the Greater Antilles in light of Puerto Rico’s ongoing financial crisis. Her recent pamphlet A Mano/By Hand (Ugly Duckling Presse) is an essay on the attempt ‘to live with dignity, to achieve real quality of life, to create community in the process and find joy doing so’ in a life lived in and through poetry. Her work has been translated into English, Catalan, Polish, German, Galician, and Portuguese. With the poet Amanda Hernández, she currently directs and develops La Impresora, a poetry press and risograph print shop dedicated to small-scale editorial work and allocating resources to support local independent publishing, and from which they also organize the Independent and Alternative Book Fair in Puerto Rico (FLIA PR).” – DoubleCross Press 

Ms. Delgado is also conducting two other events at the University of Virginia the week of March 21st:

  • A book arts workshop for UVA graduate students on Wednesday, 23 March, which requires advance registration;
  • A presentation and discussion on decolonial publishing practices related to Delgado’s larger editorial project, La Impresora, on Thursday, 24 March, 2:00 p.m. ET in NCH 298. This live-only event is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

These events are part of the Page Barbour Workshop Series. They are co-sponsored by the UVA Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese, the UVA Page-Borbour Workshop Series, and Rare Book School and its Presswork initiative.

Please direct any questions to Caroline Whitcomb, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese at UVA.