Poet and professor Margarita Pintado Burgos was born and raised in Puerto Rico and it was there she grew up with a love of writing and poetry. Her educational and professorial experiences in the U.S. added another dimension to her writing and voice.
In this episode of The Written Scene, Margarita discusses the need for self-expression, her desire to write at an early age, what saved her from becoming a lawyer, the experiences and surprises while teaching in Arkansas, how language changes between generations, why we need to embrace the blank page, the cultural diversity in the U.S. while still needing more and quicker translations of international authors, and so much more.
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Music: Addis Ababa by Eshi Era