A Conversation with Patrick Rosal

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Filipino-American poet Patrick Rosal–who has been known to punch up his readings by strumming the guitar, playing the piano, and dancing-discusses his work with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam.
Ethnic Voices Poetry Series
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
6:30pm @ Central Library

Patrick Rosal’s poetry, writes one critic, “skillfully navigates between despair and love, between violence and music, between loss and transcendence ... I’ve seen him make people cry during his readings. I’ve seen him play a guitar, play the piano, sing, and yes, dance.”

Rosal holds a discussion about his work with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam.

The son of immigrants from the Philippines, Rosal has written three award-winning poetry collections: Boneshepherds, My American Kundiman, and Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive. His poems and narration were featured in the Argentine feature-length film Anhua: Amanecer, and he wrote the script for the documentary Camp Roxas, directed by Alex Munoz.

Co-sponsored by Park University.

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