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 Reading by Pura López Colomé - Mexican Poet

17th of November, 2000

 Reading by Alvaro Uribe

8th of May, 2000

 Poetry Reading by Alberto Blanco

21st of September, 1999

 Poetry Reading by José Emilio Pacheco and Coral Bracho

13th of January, 1999

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  • Reading by Pura López Colomé


    Pura López Colomé ~ Mexican Poet

    Pura López Colomé is widely known as a poet and is also the translator of both Séamus Heaney and John Montague. She completed the Spanish translation of Thomas Kinsella's version of the Táin which was launched in Mexico in September 2000.

    17th of November, 2000

    O'Rahilly Building, Rm. 1.24 - 3 p.m.

    Alvaro Uribe



    Invites you to a reading by


    Alvaro Uribe was born in Mexico City in 1953.  He studied philosophy at the National University of Mexico, where he graduated in 1977 with a dissertation on John Locke' s theory of knowledge.  Lecturer, diplomat, publisher, Álvaro is above all a writer.  His bibliography includes short stories, a novel and essays.  According to the critic Christopher Domínguez Michaels, "Uribe is one of the most rigorous writers of his generation and in The Dead' s Lantern there are perfect texts, because of their structure as well as their subtle fantasy."

    Álvaro Uribe has published in the main magazines and cultural supplements of Mexico, the USA, France, Germany, Perú, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.  His short stories have appeared in the most important recent anthologies of Mexican narrative.  He has written Topos (1980), El cuento de nunca acabar (The Never-Ending Story, 1981), La audiencia de los pájaros (The Bird' s Audience, 1986), La linterna de los muertos (The Dead' s Lantern, 1989), La lotería de San Jorge (San Jorge' s Lotto, 1995), Recordatorios de Federico Gamboa (Remembrances of Federico Gamboa, 1999) and La otra mitad (The Other Half, 1999).

    Monday, 8th May 2000

    5.00 p.m.

    O'Rahilly Building, Rm 1.24

    Followed by reception in 1.51

    (The reading will be in English)

    Alberto Blanco


    Presents the acclaimed Poet and Writer


    Poetry Reading in Spanish

    21st September, 1999

    4 p.m.

    O'Rahilly Building, Rm 1.24

    Followed by reception in ORB 1.51

    José Emilio Pacheco & Coral Bracho

    José Emilio Pacheco and Coral Bracho


    The Centre for Mexican Studies, Department of Hispanic Studies at UCC was delighted to welcome two of Latin America's most distinguished writers: José Emilio Pacheco, Mexico's most famous poet, and Coral Bracho, a writer whose reputation for penetrating and original work is already established.

    Pacheco published his first book of poetry in 1958 and since then his work has captured the attention of an international readership. Generally considered to be Mexico's foremost poet, in 1996 he recieved the José Asunción Silva award for the best book of poetry published in Spanish betwen 1990 and 1995. He is also a brilliant essayist and a gifted novelist and short-story writer. He has translated a number of texts from English by, among others, Beckett, Pinter, Wilde and TS Eliot.

    Bracho is one of the leading poets of Mexico's younger generation. Her poetry is a permanent subversion of the common meaning of words and her texts are as magnetic as they are erotic. In 1981, she was awarded the prestigious National Poetry Prize.

    Both poets read from a selection of their own poetry in English translation.

    13th of January, 1999 - Aula Maxima - 6 p.m.

    Centre for Mexican Studies

    Room 1.51, First Floor - Block B East, O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork Ireland