Author of Knitting the Fog
For Women’s History Month, the new Latin American Studies Minor will host Claudia D. Hernández for a virtual talk in English. In this presentation, Claudia will discuss with MLLI faculty Dr. Thania Muñoz D. her book, Knitting the Fog, a poetic memoir about sisterhood, resilience, immigration from Guatemala to the U.S. and what it means to come from a strong matriarchal family in a patriarchal world. She will also address what it means to be Latin America poet today in the U.S. and translation (her book was recently translated into Spanish).
Bio: Claudia D. Hernández is a poet, editor, translator, and bilingual educator, born and raised in Guatemala. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, and writes in Spanish and English, and sometimes weaves in Poqomchiʼ, an indigenous language of her Mayan heritage. Hernández is the editor of the anthology, Women, Mujeres, Ixoq: Revolutionary Visions (Conocimientos Press 2017), and the founder of the ongoing photography project, Today’s Revolutionary Women of Color. She currently resides in Los Angeles.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Gender, Women’s + Sexuality Studies, the Latinx and Hispanic Faculty Association, the Dresher Center for the Humanities, the Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication, and the M.A. Program in Intercultural Communication.
Posted: March 10, 2022, 1:25 PM