Renato Rosaldo started writing poetry in English and Spanish while recovering from a stroke in 1966. His first book of poetry, Prayer to Spider Woman/Rezo a la mujer araña received an American Book Award (2004). His second book of poetry, Diego Luna’s Insider Tips, won the Many Mountains Moving Poetry Book Contest for 2009 and is forthcoming. Individual poems have won the El Andar poetry contest (2000) and the Many Mountains Moving poetry contest (2005). Renato is a Cultural Anthropologist who teaches at New York University, and is the author of Culture and Truth and Ilongot Headhunting, 1883-1974. He and Mary Louise Pratt will reading from his most recently published collection The Day of Shelly’s Death.