Jorge Guitart and Gunilla Kester are the featured poets in this month’s Readings at the RIC Series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 28) night in the Research and Information Commons of Daemen College, 4380 Main St. in Amherst. The contributor's note to Guitart's poem "Notes on the Nation" in Sunday's Spotlight Poem of the Week feature incorrectly reported the reading as taking place on Tuesday night.
Guitart is a longtime professor of Spanish Linguistics in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University at Buffalo. His collections of poetry include “Foreigner’s Notebook” (Shuffaloff Press, 1993), “Film Blanc” (Meow Press, 1996), and “The Empress of Frozen Custard and Ninety-Nine Other Poems” (BlazeVOX Books, 2009).
Kester is the author of two poetry chapbooks: "Mysteries I-XXIII" (2011) and "Time of Sand and Teeth" (2009), and co-editor with Gary Earl Ross of "The Still Empty Chair: More Writings Inspired by Flight 3407" (2011) and "The Empty Chair: Love and Loss in the Wake of Flight 3407" (2010). Her CD “Songs of Healing and Hope” with Cantor Susan Wehle was released in 2007. She teaches classical guitar at The Amherst School of Music.