David Huerta will read from Before Saying Any of the Great Words: Selected Poems of David Huerta
with his award-winning translator, Mark Schafer, at Jamaicaway Books and Boston University.
Huerta is one of Mexico’s most important living poets. He is the author of 19 collections of poetry, a
professor of literature at the Autonomous University of Mexico City, a columnist, scholar, and cultural activist.
Schafer has translated the poetry, novels, stories and essays of many Latin American writers. He is also a visual artist and co-coordinator of the Spanish/English Certificate Program at UMass Boston.
Saturday, April 11
Location: 676 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA
(between Burroughs St & Seaverns Ave)
Contact: Valerie Stephens
Tuesday, April 14
Location: CAS, Room 200
725 Commonwealth Ave.
(“B” Green Line, “BU Central” stop)
Contact: Dept. of Romance Studies
These readings are made possible with support from the Consulate General of Mexico in Boston, the Romance
Studies Department and the Geddes Lecture Series at Boston University, the Mexican Cultural Institutes of New
York and Washington, D.C., the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C., and the Secretaría de Relaciones
For more information on Huerta, Schafer, or Before Saying Any of the Great Words, visit www.beforesaying.com