a poetry reading by
Maurice Kilwein-Guevara
& Sesshu Foster

Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 11-1pm, INTNS 1111

Maurice Kilwein Guevara was born in Belencito, Colombia in 1961 and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, where he teaches in the MA and PhD Programs in Creative Writing as well as in the Latino Studies Program. He is the author of Postmortem, Poems of the River Spirit, Autobiography of So-and-so: Poems in Prose and POEMA. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) and was the first Latino to be elected as its President.

Sesshu Foster is a contemporary poet whose work examines how people of different ethnic backgrounds interact within the power structure of Los Angeles and how they affect the cultural composition of the city. He has taught composition and literature in East L.A. for 25 years. His most recent books are the novel Atomik Aztex and World Ball Notebook.

Sponsored by the The Tomás Rivera Endowment and
The Department of Creative Writing

I lift a Corona to Mario Ybarra, Karla Diaz and friends at the Mexico City Book Fair (photo by Harry Gamboa, Jr.)