WSU to Host Evening of Bilingual PoetryOGDEN, Utah – The Weber State University Poetry Reading Series will present an evening of bilingual poetry featuring border poet Raquel Valle Sentíes and local poet Mary Rosa Moraga-Barrow, March 10 at 7 p.m. in the Stewart Library Special Collections.
Reared in Laredo, Texas, Sentíes lived in Veracruz, Mexico, for 23 years. Her poetry has been widely published on both sides of the border, and she is also a prize-winning painter and photographer.
Moraga-Barrow, a native of Chile, came to the United States in 1974 and earned her second university degree in education. In addition to writing poetry, she volunteers much of her time to schools and groups interested in multi-national literature.
The reading, which is free to the public, is sponsored by the Carl E. Andra Memorial Collection with additional support from the Utah Arts Council Literary Arts Program, weber studies, Friends of the Stewart Library and WSU’s English and Foreign Language departments.
For parking information, call (801) 626-6975. For other information, contact Linda Sillitoe, public outreach coordinator for the Stewart Library, at (801) 626-7351.