Poet and Author Carol Coffee Reposa Reading at Del Mar College March 5
Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso
Reflecting her life experience as a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, traveler, musician, gardener, swimmer and lifelong lover of the arts, guest poet Carol Coffee Reposa’s work draws heavily on the history, climate and culture of the Lone Star State.
Reposa will recite from her body of works, including “New and Selected Poems” by Texas Christian University Press, during a free reading at Del Mar College (DMC) on Tuesday, March 5. The College’s Department of English and Philosophy, Learning Resources and the Mexican American Studies Program are sponsors of the event.
The free poetry reading begins at 2:30p.m. in Room 514 of the White Library on DMC’s East Campus at Naples off Kosar at Staples. For more information, contact Alan Berecka, DMC Reference Librarian and professor of Learning Resources at 361-698-1933 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Named the 2018 Texas Poet Laureate, Reposa’s poems, reviews and essays have appeared in “The Atlanta Review,” “The Evansville Review,” “The Texas Observer,” “Southwestern American Literature,” “The Valparaiso Review,” “Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review,” “The Formalist,” “Blue Mesa Review,” “Amarillo Bay,” “Concho River Review” and “River Sedge,” among other journals and anthologies.
Author of four poetry books—“At the Border: Winter Lights,” “The Green Room,” “Facts of Life” and “Underground Musicians”—Reposa was a finalist in “The Malahat Review” Long Poem Contest, winner of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Poetry Contest and winner of the San Antonio Public Library’s Arts & Letters Award. She has received four Pushcart Prize nominations and received three Fulbright-Hays Fellowships for study in Russia, Peru, Ecuador and Mexico.
Reposa earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English at the University of Texas at Austin, where she has also taken post-graduate courses, as well as at Trinity University in San Antonio and the University of Texas at San Antonio. Named professor emerita of English at San Antonio College in 2010, Reposa is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and serves as poetry editor of “Voices de la Luna.”
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