Ruben Quesada Launches New Book "Revelations"

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English and Creative Writing faculty member Ruben Quesada's book launch event on November 15 features Tara Betts, Kenyatta Rogers '09, and former faculty member T. Clutch Fleischmann.

Ruben Quesada’s new chapbook Revelations (Sibling Rivalry Press), a collection of poetry and literary translations, will have a launch event at Unabridged Bookstore, located at 3251 N. Broadway in Lakeview. The reading will feature local Chicago writers including Tara Betts, English and Creative Writing alum Kenyatta Rogers MFA '09, and T. Clutch Fleischmann. The event will be held on Thursday, November 15 from 7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Quesada is the author of Next Extinct Mammal and Exiled from the Throne of Night: Selected Translations of Luis Cernuda. He is currently editing of a volume of essays by contemporary Latinx poets on poetry, Latino Poetics (University of New Mexico Press).

A writer, editor, and translator, Quesada also serves as faculty at Northwestern University, The School of the Art Institute, Vermont College of Fine Arts, and UCLA, where he teaches Latinxliteratures, literary translation, editing, and poetry writing.

Quesada is the founder of the Latinx Writers Caucus, which meets annually at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference and serves to connect and advocate Latinx and Latin American poets and writers from around the world.

On Revelations, the notable poet Khadijah Queen writes:

"In the resplendent Revelations, Ruben Quesada grants us a voice that feels both current and ancient. Continuous in its current of devotion, rich in its understanding of the ways we survive both beauty and difficulty, the soft-edged sharpness and sensuality of these poems feel seamlessly at home alongside several of Quesada’s elegant translations of the incomparable Luis Cernuda. ‘Already the jacarandas have started to push their tongues against the window,’ and we as readers are invited to inhabit that space between outside and in—where the best poetry conveys us.”

For more information about the event visit the Unabridged Bookstore site.