Online Event | CWS Series | A Virginian looked for meaning in poetry by living Spain and writing in Spanish

With Prof. Louis Bourne

Introduced by Rubén Ríos Avila and Mariela Dreyfus

Wednesday, April 14, 7:00pm (EST)
This event was in SPANISH

Louis Bourne was born in Richmond but grew up in Alexandria, Virginia. As a child, he lived two years in Mussoorie, India and Cairo, Egypt, received a BA in English at Chapel Hill, NC and an MA at Hollins University, VA. He spent three years getting an MA in English literature at Oxford University before moving to Madrid, Spain to live seven years under the Franco regime as an English teacher and lived through Spain’s transition to a parliamentary monarchy. Three books of poetry in Spanish, landscapes, paintings in the Prado and life experience, a PhD in Spanish at NYU, Madrid, on Nicaragua’s national poet Rubén Darío led to a career as a Spanish professor at Georgia College & State U., twelve books of poetry translation of works by Hispanic poets, including poems by Nobel Prize Winner 1977, Vicente Aleixandre, and poems in English, The Thought of Seeing (Limerick, Ireland, 2019, Amazon).

Organized by NYU MFA Creative Writing in Spanish Program. Produced by KJCC.