Pedro Larrea at Maratón de la Poesía 2018
Teatro de la Luna presents its 26th Poetry Marathon in Spanish, “La Pluma y la Palabra,” with the participation of Spanish poet Pedro Larrea.
Maratón de la Poesía: La Pluma y la Palabra
- On Friday, June 8, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. At the Library of Congress, Mary Pickford Theater, 3rd Floor, James Madison Building, Independence Ave. & 1st Street, SE, Washington, DC 20540.
- On Saturday, June 9, from 2 pm to 8 pm. At Casa de la Luna, 4020 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011.
The poetry marathon, a groundbreaking event in the United States, brings together recognized Spanish American poets –both in and outside the United States– to share their work with the Washington, D.C. poetry community. The other poets invited to read at this year’s marathon are Manuel Iris (Mexico), Plinio Chahín (Dominican Republic), Jorge Galán (El Salvador), Carlos Velásquez Torres (Colombia), and Milagros Terán (Nicaragua).
About Pedro Larrea
Pedro Larrea (Madrid, Spain 1981) is the author of three books of poems: La orilla libre (Ártese, 2013), La tribu y la llama (Amargord, 2015), Manuscrito del hechicero (Valparaíso Ediciones, 2016) and its English translation The Wizard’s Manuscript (Valparaíso USA, 2017). Among others, his poetry has been featured in the Spanish journal Revista de Occidente. As an essayist, he has authored the scholarly study Federico García Lorca en Buenos Aires (Renacimiento, 2015). As a translator, he has published the Spanish edition of Kevin Young’s Book of Hours (Libro de horas, Valparaíso, 2018).
Larrea received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Virginia after graduating in literary theory and comparative literature from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Lynchburg College, in Virginia.
About Teatro de la Luna
The poetry marathon is among several events each year that support Teatro de La Luna’s mission to promote Hispanic culture and foster cross-cultural understanding between the Spanish and English-speaking communities in the national capital area.