Friday, January 15, 2010

Aragón to receive national Latino literary award

The following is an excerpt from an announcement from University of Notre Dame regarding 2010 Split This Rock Featured Poet Francisco Aragón. To read the full announcement, click here.

Francisco Aragón, director of Letras Latinas, the literary program of the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies (ILS), has been selected to receive the Outstanding Latino/a Cultural Arts, Literary Arts and Publications Award given by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE). Aragón will receive the award in March during the association’s national conference in Costa Mesa, Calif.

The award recognizes Latinos who have contributed significantly to increasing understanding of the Hispanic community and/or culture through literary arts, scholarship and publications.

A member of the ILS since 2003, Aragón is the author of the poetry collection “Puerta del Sol” and editor of the anthology “The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry,” which earned first place in the Poetry in English category at last year’s International Latino Book Awards. He also is the author of a forthcoming collection of poetry, translations and prose titled “Glow of Our Sweat.”

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