In our first-ever U.S. Poet Laureate guest post, Ada Limón writes of her recent trip to Mexico City to participate in an event with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Dr. Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller, wife of the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
This year’s batch of recordings includes a wonderful array of literary figures from all over Latin America, the U.S., the Iberian Peninsula, and the Caribbean, including award-winning Mexican author Elena Poniatowska; esteemed Cuban-American author, poet, and anthropologist Ruth Behar; and renowned Portuguese author Dulce María Cardoso.
The following interview with Juan Gabriel Vásquez was conducted in 2016 as part of the Poetry and Literature Center’s online Interview Series. The series featured emerging and established literary writers in dynamic and thought-provoking conversation. Though the series is no longer active, From the Catbird Seat is reprinting these interviews to bring them new light.