Convocation is partnering with Writers Read to host Dr. Reo Berroa for the convocation address: The Earth Belongs to Each and All of Us.
Dr. Rei Berroa’s work centers around language, building peace and dissent, ethics (the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth), social justice, gender and racial diversity and equality, ecopoetics, and compassionate humanism. During his reading, he will explore the poetics of human expression creating links between the present and the past and looking toward the future. With a poetry anchored in the human experience and following the longstanding Latin American tradition of marrying the social, political, and lyrical expression, Rei asks uncomfortable questions for which, many times, there are no objective answers.
Rei Berroa is a Dominican-American poet, university professor, literary and cultural critic, and translator living in the United States. He has published more than 25 books of poetry, anthologies, translations, and literary criticism.