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October 5, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In-Person at Books & Books Coconut Grove: An Evening with Renzo Del Castillo


Books & Books


October 5, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Books & Books in Coconut Grove
3409 Main Hwy
Coconut Grove, FL 33133 United States
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Books & Books presents…




(Indie Earth Publishing, $24.99)

Thursday, October 5th, 7:00 PM | Books & Books, Coconut Grove


Books & Books is thrilled to present an evening with Renzo Del Castillo as he discusses his inspiring collection of poems centering on immigration: Still (Indie Earth Publishing, $24.99)

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event so make sure to stay after the talk for a book signing! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

About the Book:

Still is a collection of poems that focuses on the immigrant experience: a family’s journey from Lima, Peru to Miami, Florida as political refugees and asylum seekers and the impact that had on the life of a boy as he grew into a man. Renzo Del Castillo’s poems often reveal larger moral concerns, touching in their language the world of politics and betrayal that cannot help but impose upon the world of private language. That heritage of terror and exile that sometimes underlies these poems gives them a sense of history within the lyric confusions of a single life, capturing the idiosyncrasies of the Miami landscape as a destination for Latin American and Caribbean migrations that intersect with an evolving definition of American identity. These poems include reflections of memory and transition, as well as adaptation to new cultures and geographies, through an ethnographic lens. There is a lovely and intimate tone, used to remind the reader that imagination triumphs over, or sometimes through, adversity.


About the Author:

Renzo Del Castillo was born in Lima, Peru, in 1983, and was educated at the University of Florida, leaving with a B.A. in English, specializing in Victorian Literature, and an M.A. in Mass Communications, specializing in Intercultural Communications. Renzo currently resides in Miami, but he prioritizes traveling in order to experience and be exposed to the tenets of other cultures. He strongly believes that it is through art that we find the divinity of truth, the pathway of communication with others; that through this connection we are made whole. While he has spent the last 10 years as an executive in the healthcare industry, Renzo has been previously published in literary publications such as Literary Yard, the Acentos Review, the Scarlet Leaf Review, and the Ekphrastic Review.