Latino poets to presented and read work for S.A. Yoder Lecture at Goshen College

GOSHEN, Ind. ­ As Hispanic Heritage Month begins Sept. 15, Latino poets Maurice Kilwein Guevara and Brenda Cárdenas were at Goshen College to help celebrate with a presentation of the 38th Annual S.A. Yoder Lecture on Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall. They shared poems from their latest collections. A reception and book signing followed the reading.

Guevara, known as a dynamic presenter of his work, has given poetry performances in Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Spain and throughout the United States. His works have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies and have been adapted for stage.

Cárdenas explores the relationship between music and photography with her poetry. She co-edited “Between the Heart and the Land: Latina Poets in the Midwest,” which received first place in the 2002 Chicago Women in Publishing Award for excellence in editing. She has published a book of poetry titled “From the Tongues of Brick and Stone” and her full-length book “Boomerang” will be published soon by Bilingual Review Press.

Courtesy of Goshen College/ Jodi H. Beyeler

From left to right; Brenda Cárdenas, Maurice Guevara, Liza Guedea Carreno, Goshen College, Director of Good Library and Sonny Carreno, Goshen College, Jazz Band Director. Photo by Rachel Guedea.