Ediciones UNE announces a book launch for Aurea María Sotomayor Miletti’s book of critical essays Entre objetos perdidos. Un siglo de poesía puertorriqueña [Among lost objects. A century of Puerto Rican poetry (2017)] on Thursday, December 14, 2018, at 7:00pm at Libros AC in Santurce, Puerto Rico. The book will be introduced by Ivette López Jiménez (University of Puerto Rico-Bayamón).
In Entre objetos perdidos, Sotomayor Miletti studies the poetry and historical contexts of Puerto Rican poets such as María Bibiana Benítez, Julia de Burgos, Juan Antonio Corretjer, Clara Lair, Luis Llorens Torres, Olga Nolla, Mara Pastor, Pedro Pietri, Guillermo Rebollo Gil, and Juan Rodríguez Calderón, among others.
Aurea María Sotomayor Miletti joined the University of Pittsburgh in 2011, after a long career as a professor in the University of Puerto Rico. She is Professor in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature, the Program of Gender and Women Studies, and Cultural Studies in the University of Pittsburgh. She is one of the most prolific poetic voices from the 70’s Promotion in Puerto Rico and her work has been included in many anthologies in Latin America and her own country. As a poet, she has published the books Sitios de la memoria, La gula de la tinta, Rizoma, Diseño del ala, Cuerpo nuestro and Artes poéticas, among others. She was also co-founder of the cultural, literary and post-modern theory oriented journals Postdata, Nómada and Hotel Abismo in Puerto Rico.