Hostos Distinguished Professor Isaac GoldembergHostos Distinguished Professor Isaac Goldemberg is one of 20 recipients of the 2016 Homer Medal of Poetry prizes awarded to poets throughout the world.

The Brussels-based Homer Medal of Poetry and Art is awarded to outstanding creators in the world of literature and other Arts. Jury award the artists, whose works reflect, with simplicity and beauty, universal messages to the world. The most important category is the level of artistry and the power of transmission, so that subsequent winners may enrich the pantheon of their spiritual father, Homer.
Goldemberg earned his award for being an “outstanding Peruvian poet and an important writer on the international level” and that “humanism and artistic independence” are present in his work.
Isaac Goldemberg is a Peruvian author and has lived in New York since 1964. He is a Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Hostos Community College (CUNY) and a fellow member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language. His novel The Fragmented Life of Don Jacobo Lerner, translated into several languages, was chosen by the National Yiddish Book Center as "one of the 100 greatest Jewish Books of the last 150 years."

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Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities for nearly half a century. Since 1968, Hostos has been a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs.
Hostos offers 28 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.