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VOICES Poetry Reading

January 9, 2012
Press Release #12-006


(St. Mary’s City, MD) Jan. 9, 2012—To kick off the spring semester of St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s VOICES Reading Series, Josè Ballesteros, associate professor of Spanish at St. Mary’s, will read from his works at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in Daugherty-Palmer Commons. Refreshments will be served after the reading.

His poetry has been featured in the Spanish language poetry anthology “At the Foot of the White House: Hispanic Poets of Washington D.C.”  He is one of the translators for the English edition of the anthology that will be published in 2012. Also, his co-translation of Marcial Molina Richter’s book-length poem “The Word of the Dead” will be published in Lima, Peru, this spring.

Ballesteros’ poetry also has been published in journals such as “Rio Grande Review,” “Hispanic Culture Review,” “Visages d' Amerique Latine: Revista de studios iberoamericanos,” and “Kiosk.”