How to Leave Hialeah: A Reading with Jennine Capó Crucet

Jennine Capó Crucet reads the story “Happy Birthday Dear Dante” from her award-winning collection, _How to Leave Hialeah_ (University of Iowa Press, 2009), and answers questions from students in the “Introduction to Latino/a Studies” seminar, taught by Walter Mignolo, William H. Wannamaker Professor of Literature and Romance Studies, in the Fall 2014 semester.

This video features questions such as: “What is it about Miami that motivates your writing?” (8:27); “How do you represent ‘in-betweenness’ in your writing? (9:54); and “What do you hope students learn through your writing and teaching?” (12:18).

Capó Crucet is currently Assistant Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Make Your Home Among Strangers (St. Martin’s Press, 2015) is her debut novel.