El derecho al delirio
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
I was interviewed by Catalina María Johnson for the segment Poetry Series Addresses Issues of Latino Community. The story was aired Wednesday, April 22, 2009 on WBEZ Chicago Public Radio.
To listen to the whole interview click on the title of this post.
Friday, April 24, 2009
She signed my copy of La casa de Mango Street
Monday, April 20, 2009
4020 W. 63rd Steet
Saturday, April 25, 2009
South Chicago Public Library
9055 S. Houston
Friday, April 17, 2009
Esta será mi venganza:
Que un día llegue a tus manos
el libro de un poeta famoso
y leas estas líneas
que el autor escribió para ti
y tú no lo sepas.
Nadie sabe lo que tú y yo sabemos
nadie lo sospecha ni lo cree posible
somos reyes del engaño ocultando secretos
dos farsantes exitosos sin castigo.
Nadie más que tú y yo conocemos
esta historia clandestina de prólogo a fin
somos escritores compartiendo anónimos
dos seudónimos omitidos sin erratas.
Nadie más que yo siente el silencio
estrangulando con mentiras el aire
soy el dedo que atrapa la verdad en la boca
la palabra que fallece sin siguiera tú saberlo.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
7:30 pm Dance and Poetry Night: Ernesto Cardenal, Chicago Poets and Ballet Roto
(Mostly in Spanish)
Ballet Roto from Rep. Dominicana: Mercedes Morales and Víctor Ramírez
From Chicago the poets:
Jorge García, Rafael Franco, Jorge Frisancho, Jesús Guerrero, Juana Iris
Goergen, León Leiva Gallardo, Olivia Maciel, Zulema Moret, Marcela Muñoz, Elizabeth
Narváez, Johanny Vázquez Paz, Santiago Weksler, Febronio Zatarain
Post-show hors d'ouvres reception to celebrate Contratiempo and Diálogo Magazines Anniversary. Cash bar.
$15 General Public
$10 Students with ID
FREE FOR NEIU STUDENTS
Chicago Center for the Performing Arts, 777 N. Green Street, Chicago, IL 60622
Ernesto Cardenal will also be at DePaul University Friday, April 17, 2009.
Here's more information about Cardenal:
Pablo Neruda 2009 Award winner FATHER ERNESTO CARDENAL MARTINEZ is one of the most celebrated poets in Latin America and an important Liberation Theologist. Politically and poetically, his work offers a key to understanding contemporary literature and the cultural life of Nicaragua and Latin America. Cardenal was ordained as a Jesuit priest in 1965 and was Minister of Culture in Nicaragua until 1987. He has been an advocate for justice and self-determination in Latin America, and in his literary work, poetry and art are intimately linked to politics, He is the founder of Solentiname, a community where popular art and poetry flourished under his leadership in the Solentiname Islands, where he lived for more than 10 years. He has received numerous awards and recognitions, among them the Peace Price of the German Book Trade in 1980, the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award en Sherborn, MA en 1990 and was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
No dejen de venir este miércoles a Palabra Pura. Como siempre, estaré allí como maestra de ceremonia. Traigan sus poemas para el micrófono abierto.
Cost: Free admission.
Location: Décima Musa, 1901 S. Loomis, Chicago, IL
Dan Vera is the author of The Space Between Our Danger and Delight (Beothuk Books, 2008), his first full length collection of poems. His work has appeared in various print and online publications. He is also the Managing Editor of the gay culture journal White Crane, founder of Brookland Area Writers & Artists, and co-publisher of VRZHU Poetry Press. He makes his home in Washington D.C. with his partner Peter Montgomery and their operatic dog, Roofus. For more information, visit DanVera.com
Dan Vera es el autor de The Space Between our Danger and Delight (Beothuk Books, 2008) su primera coleccion extensa de poemas. Sus obras han aparecido en varias publicaciones impresas y en la red. El tambien es el gerente editorial de la publicacion de la cultura gay White Crane, es el fundador de Brookland Area Writers & Artists y ha publicado VRZHU Poetry Press. Reside en Washington D C con su pareja Peter Montgomery y su perro operatico, Rufus. Por mas informacion visite: http://danvera.com/
Carmen Alicia Murguía, a Milwaukee native, is a 1991 graduate of Minnesota's Loft Literary Center's "Writers of Color" program. Under the mentorship of novelist Sandra Benitez and Jewelle Gomez, Carmen has self-published The Voices Inside: Mi Alma, Mi Cuerpo y Mi Espiritu, and The New Carmen! iLa Nueva Bizet! (in this opera our heroine lives!) and can be found at http://lulu.com. A recipient of Milwaukee County Arts Board Art Futures Award, Carmen's poems "Border Crossing" and "When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Mariachi" appear in the unprecedented anthology Between the Heart and the Land: Latina Poets in the Midwest (MARCH/Abrazo Press, 2003).
Friday, April 10, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009