112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Creative Artist Spotlight Address: Vital Signs with Juan Delgado and Thomas McGovern

Session Chair: 
Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Time: 
Friday 5:15-6:40pm
Location: 
RCC Exhibit Hall C

Presenters/Papers:

  1. Juan Delgado, California State University, San Bernardino
    Mexican American poet Juan Delgado first came to the United States with his family when he was a child. Delgado’s collections of poetry are Green Web (1994); El Campo (1998); A Rush of Hands (2003); and Vital Signs (2013), which is about his hometown of San Bernardino. Delgado’s work often portrays the realities of the immigrant experience, with its attendant poverty, hardships, and love. He is a professor of creative writing, Chicano literature, and poetry at California State University, San Bernardino.
  2. Thomas McGovern, California State University, San Bernardino
    Thomas McGovern is a photographer and writer living in San Bernardino. He is the author of Vital Signs (2013), Hard Boys + Bad Girls (2010), Amazing Grace (2010), and Bearing Witness (to AIDS) (1999). His photographs are in the collections of The Brooklyn Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of the City of New York; and the Griffin Museum of Photography, among others. In 2011 he founded the photography magazine Dotphotozine. He is a professor of art at California State University, San Bernardino.
Session Cancelled: 
No