English Course: Latinx Voices from South Florida and Beyond

Registration for the Fall 2020 semester is now closed.

Due to COVID-19, this fall course will now be taught remotely.

The Department of English’s The U.S. of Us: Latinx Voices from South Florida and Beyond (LIT 4825-U02) will be offered during the Fall 2020 semester.

Richard Blanco

Who are the eminent Latinx poets from South Florida? How does their work fit within a broader survey of Latinx poetry across the U.S.? How do they all speak historically and generationally to issues of identity and intersectionality with race, gender, class and sexuality. These are the questions students will explore and ask South Florida Poets who will be invited to visit the class in person or via teleconference. In addition, students will learn basic creative writing techniques and write/workshop their own poems to experience how the creative mind unravels the complexities of Latinx identity.

Professor Richard Blanco

Alumnus-turned-professor, Richard Blanco, will teach this course remotely on Mondays from 3:30-5:40 p.m. Blanco is the fifth Presidential Inaugural Poet in U.S. history. He recited an original poem, “One Today” for President Obama’s second inauguration on Jan. 2013.

Fulfills: Late Literature, Multicultural and Elective Requirements