The VOICES Reading Series welcomes Francisco Aragón (poet).
A native of San Francisco, Francisco Aragón is the author of “Glow of Our Sweat” and “Puerta del Sol” as well as the editor of “The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry.” His work has appeared in various anthologies, including “Inventions of Farewell: A Book of Elegies”; “American Diaspora: Poetry of Displacement”; “Evensong: Contemporary American Poets on Spirituality”; and “Deep Travel: Contemporary American Poets Abroad.” Aragón’s poems and translations have appeared in various print and web publications, including Chain, Crab Orchard Review, Chelsea, and The Journal as well as the online journals Jacket, Electronic Poetry Review, and Poetry Daily. Aragón holds degrees in Spanish from Berkeley and New York University, as well as an MA in English and an MFA in creative writing from the UC-Davis and the University of Notre Dame, respectively. Aragón is the Director of Letras Latinas, the literary program of the Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) at the University of Notre Dame. He is also the editor of “Canto Cosas,” a book series out of Bilingual Press that publishes Latino poetry.