Fordham English major Taylor Shaw published an interview in the Fordham Ram with writer Rigoberto González. Last Monday, González read his work to a huge crowd at Pope Auditorium as this year's participant in the Reid Family Writers of Color Reading Series. As Shaw writes, "In preparation for the event, the English department encouraged professors to incorporate his work into their curriculum and students to read one of his works: Autobiography of My Hungers." The crowd listened eagerly, asked questions afterward, and lined up out the door to get González to sign their books.
González's reading was preceded by a reading by Allison Sorbara of a poem written in response to González's. Sorbara won this year's Reid Family Prize, which is given for excellence in the field of creative expression (and which, like the Reid Series, is made possible by the extraordinary generosity of the Reid family). Sorbara was introduced by Acting Director of Creative Writing Stacey D'Erasmo, and González was introduced by English Department Associate Chair Daniel Contreras.
To read Taylor Shaw's interview with Rigoberto González, click here.