Aurea María Sotomayor-Miletti joined the University of Pittsburgh in 2011, after a long career as a professor in the University of Puerto Rico. She is one of the most prolific poetic voices from the 70’s Promotion in Puerto Rico and her work has been included in many anthologies in Latin America and her own country. As a poet, she has published the books: Sitios de la memoria, La gula de la tinta, Rizoma, Diseño del ala, Cuerpo nuestro and Artes poéticas, among others.
She was also co-founder of the cultural, literary and post-modern theory oriented journals Postdata, Nómada and Hotel Abismo in Puerto Rico. Her research concentrates in four main areas: Latin American poetry and poetics, Law, Justice and Human Rights in a literary context, Caribbean and Environmental Poetics, and Gender and Women’s Literature. She has translated Derek Walcott’s The Bounty, and has published two anthologies: De lengua razón y cuerpo (1987) on nine contemporary women poets and Red de voces (2011).
Location and Address
Thornburgh Room, First Floor, Hillman Library