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Poetry at Literati: Ruth Behar

Literati is excited to welcome poet Ruth Behar who will be reading and sharing from her newest collection Everything I Kept: Todo Lo Que Guardé 

About Everything I Kept: Todo Lo Que Guardé ​​​​​​​
Moving between the speech and silence of a woman struggling to speak freely, Ruth Behar embarks on a poetic voyage into her own vulnerability and the sacrifices of her exiled ancestors as she tries to understand love, loss, regret, and the things we keep and carry with us. Behar's vivid renderings of wilted gardens, crashing waves, and firefly-lit nights recall the imagery of her inspiration, Dulce María Loynaz, who is often known as the Cuban Emily Dickinson. Presented in a beautiful bilingual English-Spanish edition--Behar serves as her own translator--Everything I Kept/Todo lo que guardé will haunt readers with the cries and whispers which illuminate the human spirit and the spectrum of emotions that make for a life and lives well-remembered.

Ruth Behar is the Victor Haim Perera collegiate professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan.

Event date: 
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
124 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Everything I Kept: Todo Lo Que Guardé Cover Image
By Ruth Behar, Rolando Estévez (Illustrator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780997228724
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Swan Isle Press - May 15th, 2018

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