|Professor Ricardo Pau-Llosa
||English Composition, Literature, and Creative Writing
English & Communications Department Mission Statement
The mission of the English
and Communications Department of Miami Dade College – Kendall Campus is for each student to achieve proficiency in English in the
following areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
We prepare our students to read at the college level, to express themselves
coherently in written and oral presentations, and to analyze and understand
presentations made by others.
Through a wide variety of courses in composition, creative writing, journalism,
speech and literature, the department seeks to encourage students to live an
ethical and humane life, to explore human relationships, to think and act
creatively, and to develop the critical analytical skills that foster effective
communication in college, career and life.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Professor Pau-Llosa came to the United States in 1960.
A critically acclaimed, author, poet and art critic his works are well known around the United States and Latin-America.
His most recent works in Poetry include the following books: Vereda Tropical published in 1999, The Mastery Impulse published in 2003, and the forthcoming Parable Hunter to be release in 2008.
He currently serves as faculty adviser to the national award winning literary and arts magazine Miambiance, published yearly at the Kendall Campus.
Professor Pau-Llosa has been with the Miami Dade College family since 1985.