Fourth Annual Caesar and Patricia Tabet Poetry Reading: Luis Alberto Urrea
Luis Alberto Urrea will be the featured poet for the fourth annual Caesar and Patricia Tabet Poetry Reading. He is one of the most well-known and renowned living American writers. A 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, Urrea is the critically acclaimed and best-selling author of 16 books. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, Urrea is most recognized as a border writer, though he says he is more interested in bridges than borders.
His most recent collection, The Water Museum, was a finalist for the 2015 PEN-Faulkner Award and was named a best book of the year by The Washington Post. Into the Beautiful North is a Big Read selection by the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) and has been selected by more than 30 different cities and colleges as a community read -- including Oak Park/River Forest and Dominican University in fall 2016. Urrea has been hailed by NPR as a ". . . master storyteller with a rock and roll heart." He is a prolific and acclaimed writer who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore the greater themes of love, loss and triumph.
This reading is made possible through the generous support of Dominican University alumna Patricia Tabet ‘52
Presented by the Dominican University English Department.