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David A. Petreman (Candlelight in Quintero / Luz de Vela en Quintero, a bilingual edition)  will be reading his poetry at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, February 12, 2015, 7:30pm.

David A. Petreman has coordinated fourteen years of poetry readings for the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, bringing many renowned, published poets to the Troy community to share their works in their own voices.

David’s poetry has been published in many U.S. and Canadian literary journals. In 2007 and 2008 he had three chapbooks published. He recently finished a manuscript of poems about his experiences during eleven stays in Chile. A professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature at Wright State University, he is noted for his translations of poems and essays by Chilean poets. He has published three books on the Chilean short story and numerous articles on Latin American Literature. In 2011 Petreman published a bilingual edition of Candlelight In Quintero/Luz De Vela En Quintero (Dos Madres Press) and has just published another book in Chile, called “El témpano de Coloane.” It is a book of essays, interviews and poetry about ledendary writer Francisco Coloane.

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