posted January 16, 2006

VWS to Feature Poet Victor Rodriguez- Núñez

The Hope College Visiting Writers Series will feature award-winning poet and journalist Victor Rodríguez-Núñez on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

Rodríguez-Núñez is the author of seven books of poetry, many of them recipients of literary awards, including the David Prize (Cuba), the Plural Prize (Mexico) and the Renacimiento Prize (Spain).

As a scholar, he has published various anthologies, critical editions, prologues and articles on Hispanic literatures, including a book on García Marquez's non-fiction works. Along with his academic endeavors, he was active as a cultural journalist in Cuba, Nicaragua and Colombia, and served as an editor of both cultural magazines and specialized journals.

Rodríguez-Núñez is currently an assistant professor in the Modern Languages and Literature Department at Kenyon College in Ohio, where he teaches classes on Hispanic culture, the Spanish language and literature.

The Hope College jazz ensemble will perform a pre-reading show beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Additional information may be obtained online at hope.edu/vws.

The Knickerbocker Theatre is located in downtown Holland at 86 E. 8th St.