Posted on September 24, 2020
The MFA Writing Program at UNC Greensboro and The Greensboro Review will host a poetry reading by Roy G. Guzmán. This virtual event will be livestreamed on Thursday, October 29th at 7PM via our YouTube channel. It is free and open to the public. Books are available for online order through our friends at Scuppernong Books.
Roy G. Guzmán is a Honduran poet whose first collection, Catrachos, was published by Graywolf Press on May 5, 2020. Raised in Miami, Florida, Roy is the recipient of a 2019 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2017, they were named a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellow. They are also the recipient of a 2017 Minnesota State Arts Board Initiative grant and the 2016 Gesell Award for Excellence in Poetry. Their work has been included in the Best New Poets 2017 anthology, guest-edited by Natalie Diaz, and Best of the Net 2017, guest-edited by Eduardo C. Corral.
After the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Roy’s poem “Restored Mural for Orlando” was turned into a chapbook with the help of poet and visual artist, D. Allen, to raise funds for the victims. With poet Miguel M. Morales, Roy edited the anthology Pulse/Pulso: In Remembrance of Orlando, published by Damaged Goods Press.