Latinx Heritage Month continued on the Springfield College campus on Friday, Sept. 17 with a Poetry Reading featuring Jose B. Gonzalez, in Cheney Hall, Rooms A and B.
González, one of the most popular Latinx speakers in the U.S., presented his poetry about his immigration from El Salvador to the U.S., and his voyage from non-English speaker to a professor of English with a PhD in English.
González has been a featured presenter at places such as the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.; the Poetry Foundation in Chicago; Bryant Park in New York City; and colleges such as Notre Dame University, Harvard University, Cornell University, and Rutgers University. He has been featured in Univision and has been a contributor to NPR. His poetry books, Toys Made of Rock and When Love Was Reels, were International Latino Book Award finalists. He is the editor of latinostories.com.
Latinx Heritage Month celebrations are led and sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Latinx Student Organization, in collaboration with the Department of Literature, Writing, and Journalism; the Counseling Center; and Bay Path University.