Sunday, April 12, 2009

Palabra Pura: Wednesday, April 15 with Dan Vera & Carmen Alicia Murguía

This Wednesday the Guild Complex Palabra Pura brings Dan Vera and Carmen Alicia Murguia. Don't miss this exciting evening and bring your poems for the open mic.

No dejen de venir este miércoles a Palabra Pura. Como siempre, estaré allí como maestra de ceremonia. Traigan sus poemas para el micrófono abierto.

Date:Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 7:30pm
Time: Reading begins at 7:30PM.
Free admission.
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

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:

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 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).

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