In conjunction with the exhibition “The Geometry of Hope: Latin American Abstract Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection” on view at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery through December 8, NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, located at 53 Washington Square South, will host a series of bilingual poetry readings throughout the fall semester. The readings are free and open to the public. For further information, call 212.998.3650 or visit

Curated by Lila Zemborain, the reading series features Latin American poets reading specially commissioned poems based on works of art shown in “The Geometry of Hope.” At each event, two poets will read their respective poem and talk about its genesis and evolution, as well as its relationship with their previous work on ekphrastic poetry. They will also discuss the links between verbal and visual culture.

The schedule of readings follows:

  • September 21, 6:15 p.m.: Cecilia Vicuña (Chile) and Coral Bracho (Mexico)
  • October 12, 6:15 p.m.: Mariela Dreyfus (Peru) and Yolanda Pantin (Venezuela)
  • November 9, 6:15 p.m.: Lila Zemborain (Argentina) and Jussara Salazar (Brazil)
  • December 7, 6:15 p.m.: Edwin Torres (Latino, USA) and Roberto Echavarren (Uruguay)

Organized by NYU’s MFA Program in Creative Writing in Spanish, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and co-sponsored with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Grey Art Gallery, the reading series is supported by a grant from the Fundación Cisneros and the NYU Humanities Council.

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