A three-person interview in honor of Lorca in New York: A Celebration, the largest-ever festival celebrating Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca. Laura García Lorca, the niece of Lorca, tells the fascinating story of Lorca’s arrival to NYC, where he stayed from 1929 – 1930 and enrolled at Columbia University. As scholars of Lorca, Christopher Maurer and Andrés Soria Omledo share insight on the poet’s influence on English and Spanish literature and read letters and poems from “Poet in New York.” A list of festival events can be found at lorcanyc.com. Hosted by Mahima Chablani.
Thursday, May 2, 2013