Poetry as Witness: Juan Morales

Published: April 05, 2022 | Read Time: 1 minutes

Poet Juan MoralesIn celebration of April as National Poetry Month, the Grace A. Tanner Center for Human Values will host award-winning poet Juan Morales who will give a Tanner Center Talk on “Poetry as Witness.” This poetry reading and discussion will take place on April 12 at 10:00 am in the Whiting Room of the Hunter Conference Center. All campus and community members are welcome to attend this event, which will be followed by a reception and book signing. 

Juan J. Morales is the son of an Ecuadorian mother and Puerto Rican father. He is the author of three poetry collections, including The Handyman’s Guide to End Times (University of New Mexico Press, 2018), winner of the 2019 International Latino Book Award; and The Siren World (Lithic Press, 2015). His Poems have appeared in Acentos Review, Breakbeats Vol. 4 LatiNEXT, Crazyhorse, Hayden's Ferry Review, Pank, terrain.org, War, Literature, & the Arts, and elsewhere. He is a CantoMundo fellow, a Macondo fellow, the editor/publisher of Pilgrimage Press, and professor and department chair of English & World Languages at Colorado State University—Pueblo.

“We are excited to bring Juan Morales to SUU campus to read his poetry and share his insights for National Poetry Month,' said Dr. Danielle Dubrasky, Tanner Center Director. "We invite all members of SUU and the Cedar City community to attend this event.”

This Tanner Center Talk is presented in collaboration with the Art of Literature visiting writers series, and is also part of the Year of Grace which celebrates the legacy of Grace A. Tanner and recognizes 40 years of the Grace A. Tanner Center at SUU. The Tanner Center seeks to promote access to scholarly and scientific learning in all areas of human values which embrace moral, artistic, intellectual, and spiritual concepts.  For more information please refer to the website.

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