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Dominican poet to hold reading and book signing Wed. evening

Penn State Hazleton welcome Dominican poet Eddy Ulerio
Dominican poet Eddy Ulerio

The Penn State Hazleton Spanish Club and Faculty Lecture Committee welcome the Dominican poet Eddy Ulerio who will read from his recently published book of poetry during a book signing and reading at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 at Penn State Hazleton. The event, free and open to the public, will be held in 115 Evelyn Graham Academic Building.  

Ulerio’s book, titled “Travesía: Estaciones del alma” is a collection of 63 poems in Spanish about life, the Dominican Republic, love, and family. The book is available through Amazon.com.

Born in La Vega, Dominican Republic, Ulerio graduated magna cum laude with a degree in humanities and philosophy from the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (INTEC). He taught courses in Critical Readings of the Social Means of Communication in the San Ignacio de Loyola de Dajabón School in the Dominican Republic. Locally, he directed the newspaper “El Faro Latino de Hazleton” in 2010, and has contributed articles to other newspapers including El Mensajero, the Standard-Speaker, and Visión Hispana.

The program will include a welcome by Penn State Hazleton Director of Academic Affairs Elizabeth Wright, with a translation by Dr. Beatriz G. Glick, instructor in Spanish. Several members of the group Friends of the Poet will participate including Dominican poet and educator Tomás Rivera Martínez, who will introduce Ulerio, and Marisol Espaillat, a writer and graphic designer from New York who will provide a brief overview of Ulerio’s poetry and translate some poems into English. After Ulerio’s readings, a question-and-answer session will be held, followed by refreshments. 

Additional information is available by contacting Dr. Beatriz Glick at 570-450-3059 or Máximo Toribio at maximot@hotmail.com.

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