Poet Laura Jaramillo will visit Wake Forest on Wednesday, January 25, at 5:00 p.m. in Hanes Art Gallery in Scales Fine Arts Center for an interdisciplinary poetry reading and art talk with WFU art professor Jose deVera. This event is free and open to the public.
Laura Jaramillo is a poet and critic from Queens, New York, and currently lives in Durham, North Carolina. Her books include Material Girl (suppress, 2012) and Making Water (Futurepoem, 2022). She holds a PhD in critical theory from Duke University, and she presently co-runs the North Carolina-based reading and performance series Paradiso.
Wake Forest’s own Jose deVera uses his art to make critical observations of power structures and the machines of empire. After emigrating from the Philippines as a youth and enlisting in the Marine Corps after high school, deVera received his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University and is currently the Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting at Wake Forest University.
This event is sponsored by the William R. Kenan Jr. Professorship in the Humanities, with support from Hanes Art Gallery, the Interdisciplinary Arts Center, and the Department of English.