Balam Rodrigo's

Bilingual Poetry Reading

Guest Speaker: Balam Rodrigo



CMAS and the Department of Modern Languages invite you to the talk “The Book of the Dead: Poetry, Testimony, and Migration from Central America to the United States” by award-winning Mexican poet and author Balam Rodrigo (National System of Art Creators, Mexico).

Balam Rodrigo will talk about the challenges and drama Central American migrants who cross daily the southern border of Mexico face in their quest to reach the United States. There is where what might be called the "Mexican nightmare" of Central American migrants begins, as opposed to the "American dream". The presentation will focus on the relationships between poetry and migration, which is the main issue of Balam Rodrigo’s ongoing work "The Central American Book of the Dead".

About the Speaker

Rodrigo was born in Villa de Comaltitlán, Chiapas, on October 11, 1974. He is a poet and narrator, and has a degree in biology from the Faculty of Sciences of the UNAM. He studied and earned a master's degree in biological sciences and is also a graduate in pastoral theology. He has worked as a teacher in institutions of the health sector in bioethics, religions and traditions of death in Mexico. He has coordinated reading and poetry creation workshops in several entities of the country. Collaborator of diverse publications with articles of scientific diffusion, chronicle, story, essay and poetry.

Event Info


Thursday Nov 12, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 PM


Swift Center
1022 UTA Blvd.
Arlington TX 76019

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