El junte: Puerto Rican Poetry event

The US Latino Digital Humanities Center is pleased to invite you to El junte: Puerto Rican Poetry. This event will feature readings by poets and writers from the Puerto Rican Literature Project/El Proyecto de literatura puertorriqueña (PLPR). “El junte” is a play on the term “La Junta de Control Fiscal,” that criticizes the legislative body that revises and approves the Puerto Rican government’s budget and obligations, created by PROMESA, a federal law. PLPR is a Mellon-funded digital archive that documents the material existence and experiences of Puerto Rican poets in the archipelago and US diaspora from the time of the historically important Jones-Shafroth Act (1917), which gave Puerto Ricans in the archipelago US citizenship, to the twenty-first century.


Date: Monday, February 6, 2023
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Digital Research Commons, MD Anderson Library, University of Houston
The Digital Research Commons (DRC) is inside MD Anderson Library in Suite 266, found on the 2nd Floor in the Brown Wing.
Light refreshments will be provided.



Ana Castillo Muñoz
Miriam Damaris Maldonado
Claire Jiménez
Ricardo Maldonado
Myr Olivares
Enrique Olivares Pesante
Ana Portnoy Brimmer



El proyecto de la literatura puertorriqueña/The Puerto Rican Literature Project (PLPR) was initiated by a collective of prominent scholars, writers and translators from Puerto Rico and the US diaspora who are working in partnership with the UH’s Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Program/US Latino Digital Humanities (Recovery/USLDH) to develop a free, user-friendly and open-access digital portal in Omeka that people within and outside academia in the United States and Puerto Rico may use to learn about/or teach Puerto Rican literature. To learn more about PLPR, please visit our page: https://artepublicopress.com/proyectolitpr/.
To download a PDF flyer, please visit: El junte flyer.

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