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Javier Zamora Poetry Reading and Q/A
March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The UNC Latina/o Studies Program Presents:
A virtual poetry reading and Q&A with poet Javier Zamora
March 23rd at 6:00PM EST
Javier Zamora was born in El Salvador, in 1990. His father fled El Salvador when he was a year old, and his mother when he was about to turn five. In 1999, Javier migrated through Guatemala, Mexico, and the Sonoran Desert. His debut poetry collection, Unaccompanied, explores how immigration and the civil war have impacted his family. Zamora was a 2018–2019 Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University and has held fellowships from MacDowell, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation (Ruth Lilly), Stanford University (Wallace Stegner), and Yaddo. He is the recipient of a 2017 Lannan Literary Fellowship, the 2017 Narrative Prize, and the 2016 Barnes & Noble Writer for Writers Award. His memoir, SOLITO, will be published in September 2022 by Hogarth (PenguinRandomHouse).