7pm Friday, February 24, 2012 You are cordially invited to the book launch of the poem-book “Aullido”, already presented in Chile, the latest book of the Chilean-Canadian poet Claudio Durán. There will be also an open set. Claudio Durán arrived in Canada in exile after the military coup that deposed the government of President Salvador Allende on September 11, 1973. In 1974 he became a Professor of Philosophy and Social Science at York University, where he is presently a Senior Scholar. He has won several teaching awards of which the most important one was the 1993 Canadian Professor of the Year. In poetry, he has published Homenaje, After the Usual Clients Have Gone Home, Depués del Silencio/After Silence (with Chilean poet Jaime Gómez Rogers), Santiago, La Infancia y los Exilios, and a biligual book La Infancia y los Exilios/Childhood and Exile . His poetry has been published in several anthologies and literary magazines, and he has participated in many poetry readings. He has been an organizer of poetry readings in Toronto.
Friday, February 24, 20127 pm