Join us in the Dolan Event Space of the Dolan School of Business for a poetry reading by Cuban poet Maya Islas. She is the co-founder of the literary magazine Palabras y papel and has published collections of poetry. Islas holds various honors for her work including becoming a two-time finalist for the Letras de Oro, a CINTAS Fellowship in Literature, and a Latino Literature Prize from the Latin American Writers Institute.
Please note: This event is in-person only and will not be live-streamed. Registrants will receive a link to the recording after the event.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Gladys Triana: A Path to Enlightenment/Beyond Exile.
About Gladys Triana: A Path to Enlightenment/Beyond Exile: Gladys Triana is a Cuban-born, New-York-based, multi-disciplinary artist whose work rebels against authoritarian rule, domination, and power. She explores themes related to the historical struggle of women and the condition of exile, as well as subjects such as ephemerality, memory, and ultimately the search for a language of transcendence. Triana’s body of work encompasses large-scale sculpture, immersive installations, photography, and mixed media, as well as painting and drawing. Curated by Aluna Curatorial Collective, this long-overdue two-venue survey (at the Fairfield University Art Museum and the Art Museum at University of St. Joseph) spans work from the 1970s to the present. The work at Fairfield will focus on her early years in New York, and her sense of exile and feelings of isolation.