Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Palabra Pura, Wednesday, May 21st

I hope I see everybody at the Guild Complex' Palabra Pura this Wednesday. We have two great poets. Bring your poems for the open mic.
Espero verlos mañana en Palabra Pura. Tenemos dos grandes poetas. No olviden sus poemas para el micrófono abierto. Como siempre, yo estaré allí como maestra de ceremonias.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 8:00pm
Time: Doors open at 8:00 PM, Reading begins at 8:30 PM
Cost: Free admission. 21 and over show.
Location: California Clipper, 1002 N. California, Chicago
Adrian Castro is a poet, performer, and interdisciplinary artist. Born in Miami, a place which has provided fertile ground for the rhythmic Afro-Latino style in which he writes and performs. Articulating the search for a cohesive Afro-Caribbean-American identity, Castro honors myth on one hand and history on the other. He addresses the migratory experience from Africa to the Caribbean to North America, and the eventual clash of cultures. These themes reach their climax in their declamacion – the call-and-response rhythm of performance with a whole lot of tun-tun ka-ka pulse. He is the author of Cantos to Blood & Honey,(Coffee House Press, 1997), Wise Fish: Tales in 6/8 Time,(Coffee House Press, 2005), and has been published in many literary anthologies. He is the recipient of many awards including the State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship and the Eric Mathieu King award from the Academy of American Poets.

Febronio Zataraín was born in Sinaloa, Mexico, and studied sociology at the University of Guadalajara. In 1989 he emigrated to Chicago. Since 1992 he has been involved in launching and collaborating on a number of literary workshops and cultural magazines including , Fe de erratas. These various efforts finally crystallized in Contratiempo, a literary magazine that first appeared in May, 2003, and today is one of the prominant Spanish-language magazines in the U.S. His books include Faltas a la moral (Editorial Moción, 1991), Desesperada intencón y otros escritos (Editorial Universidad de Guadalajara, 1994 , Y nos vinimos de mojados (with Raúl Dorantes) (Editorial UACM, 2007).

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