July 16, 2010

Passionate About Latino Literature

Last week we were honored to have Carl Marcum with us serving as a guest lecturer for the Latino Literature Seminar. Carl Marcum is the author of Cue Lazarus and the forthcoming Camera Obscura in 2011. Through this seminar they learned about well-known Latino writers and about different topics that are prominent in Latino literature such as coming of age, cultural identity, gender, and marginalization.  Carl also shared his poetry work with students and staff from Goshen College during a poetry reading. Carl writes poetry about various topics, but he based his experience of growing up as an individual of mixed-races.  One of the Latino SSTers, Kellyn Yoder, wrote two poems based on her reflections of her experience this summer. Two of the students read Kellyn’s poems.

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