PULLMAN, Wash. — Author and poet Sandra Maria Esteves will visit Washington State University to present “Samba Rumba Cha-Cha Hip-Hop One Step at a Time” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in WSU’s Fine Arts Auditorium.

Esteves, born and raised in New York’s Bronx, is a Puerto Rican-Dominican-Boriqueña-Quisqueyana-Taino-African-American. A founder of the Nuyorican poetry movement, she has published six volumes of poetry, including “Finding Your Way,” “Bluestown Mockingbird Mambo” and “Yerba Buena,” selected Best Small Press in 1981.

She was honored by the Latino Task Force in 1996, and the University of Michigan for Artistic Excellence and Outstanding Achievement in the Latino Community, and received the Edgar Allan Poe Literary Award from the Bronx Historical Society.

The lecture is part of the Department of Comparative American Cultures’ 2002-03 lecture series. Other sponsors include the English and Women’s Studies departments, the American Studies Program and the College of Liberal Arts.

For more information, contact Alex Kuo at (509) 335-2605 or e-mail him at alexkuo@wsu.edu.