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Tuesday, June 19 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Destierro Means More than Exile: A Poetry Reading by María Luisa Arroyo

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María Luisa Arroyo's latest chapbook, Destierro Means More than Exile, pays tribute to the 32 women poets who have influenced her as a poet and teacher of poetry. Host: Ms. Rosemary Tracy Woods, owner/curator, Art for the Soul Gallery.

Born in Manatí, PR & raised in the North End of Springfield (MA), María Luisa Arroyo was educated at Colby (BA), Tufts (MA) & Harvard (ABD) in German, her third language. She earned her MFA in poetry from the low-residency Solstice MFA program at Pine Manor College. In recognition of her community-based poetry workshops & readings, María Luisa has received many awards, among them, the 2014 Carlos Vega Community Champion Award, Poet Laureate (2014-2016) of Springfield (MA) & 2016 NEPR Arts & Humanities Award recipient. Her poems appear in many journals, including in CHEST: A Journal for American Chest Physicians, CALYX: A Journal of Art & Literature by Women, and Solstice Literary Magazine: A Magazine of Diverse Voices. Currently, María Luisa Arroyo is Assistant Professor of Writing & First-Year Studies at Bay Path University in Longmeadow, MA.

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Maria Luisa Arroyo

multilingual poet & educator
The first Poet Laureate of Springfield, MA (2014-2016) and 2016 NEPR Arts + Humanities Award recipient, multilingual Puerto Rican poet María Luisa Arroyo enjoys facilitating engaging poetry workshops, from ekphrastic ones at the annual Monson (MA) Arts Festival to narrative ones... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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