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Hard Hat Reading: Francisco Aragón

Francisco Aragón, poet and Director of Letras Latinas, reads Adela Najarro’s “Volcanic Poetics,” and recent work of his own from After Rubén.

Aragón is the son of Nicaraguan immigrants. His books include, After Rubén (2020), Glow of Our Sweat (2010), and Puerta de Sol (2005). He’s also the editor of The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry (2007). His work has appeared in over twenty anthologies. A native of San Francisco, CA, he is on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, where he teaches courses in Latinx poetry and creative writing. He also directs their literary initiative, Letras Latinas. For more information visit: