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El junte: Puerto Rican Poetry

Monday, February 6, 2023

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The US Latino Digital Humanities Center is pleased to invite you to El junte: Puerto Rican poetry. This event will feature readings by poets from the Puerto Rican Literature Project/El Proyecto de literatura puertorriqueña (PLPR). “El junte” is a play on the term “La Junta de Control Fiscal,” the legislative body that revises and approves the Puerto Rican government’s budget and obligations, created by PROMESA, a federal law. PLPR is a Mellon-funded project is a digital archive that documents the material existence and experiences of Puerto Rican poets in the archipelago and US diaspora from the time of the historically important the Jones-Shafroth Act (1917), which gave Puerto Ricans in the archipelago US citizenship, to the twenty-first century. Light refreshments will be provided.

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PLPR event
Digital Research Commons, MD Anderson Library

Lorena Gauthereau


Arte Público Press