On Wednesday, May 20, 2009, Palabra Pura, the Guild Complex bilingual
poetry series presents four exciting Latino writers included in the the
anthology, The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry from around the U.S.:
Lidia Torres, Carolina Monsivais, Kevin A. González and Rosa Alcalá.
This month’s reading will be at Décima Musa, 1901 S. Loomis, Chicago.
The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. All ages are welcome.
Lidia Torres is the author of A Weakness for Boleros (Mayapple Press, 2005).
Herpoems have appeared in such journals as Ploughshares, Hayden’s Ferry
Review, and Massachusetts Review. Her distinctions include a poetry
fellowship from the NewYork Foundation for the Arts.
Carolina Monsivais’ book, Somewhere Between Houston and El Paso:
Testimonies of a Poet (Wings Press, 2001), received the Premio Poesía
Tejana. Her work has appeared in various journals and anthologies,
including U.S. Latino Literature Today (Longman, 2004).
Kevin A. González is the author of the recently published collection,
Cultural Studies (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2009). His poems
and stories have appeared in various venues, including Poetry,
The Progressive and McSweeney’s. His work is also featured
at From the Fishouse.
Rosa Alcalá’s most recent collection of poems is Undocumentary
(Dos Press, 2008). She is also the author of Some Maritime
Disasters (Belladonna, 2003). Her translations from Spanish
are widely published, and are forthcoming in The Oxford Book
of Latin American Poetry.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Este miércoles, 20 de mayo, será Palabra Pura en Décima Musa, 1901, S. Loomis. Contamos con cuatro poetas latinos incluidos en la antología The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry from around the U.S. En esta ocasión no contaremos con el micrófono abierto. Yo como siempre estaré allí de maestra de ceremonias. Espero verlos.