Thursday, May 07, 2009

From Conflict to Discovery

On the reading corner

A poetry reading with Javier Campos, Martin Espada and Jessica Treat
7 p.m. TONIGHT
Americas Society
680 Park Avenue, Manhattan

Celebrated poets, respectively of Chilean, Puerto Rican, and Mexican heritage, will recite their poems in this dynamic program.
Javier Campos is the author of three books of poetry, including Las cartas olvidadas del astronauta (recipient of the 1990 Letras de Oro prize) as well as works of prose—most recently, The Woman Who Looks Like Sharon Stone.
Martín Espada is an acclaimed poet whose recent collections include Alabanza: New and Selected Poems 1982-2002 (Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement; ALA Notable Book of the Year) and The Republic of Poetry, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He has also received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Demetria Martínez’s award-winning books include the poetry collections Breathing Between the Lines and The Devil’s Workshop, the novel Mother Tongue, and the essay collection Confessions of a Berlitz-Tape Chicana.
Jessica Treat will read her translations of Campos’ work.
This event, which is free and open to the public, is in collaboration with ACENTOS Bronx Poetry Showcase, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, the Consulate General of Chile and the Mexican Cultural Institute.

Meanwhile, Espada will lead a free ACENTOS poetry workshop at Hostos Community College in the Bronx on Friday night. For more information on the Bronx event, RSVP is required and there are only a few seats left.

source: ACENTOS Bronx Poetry Showcase
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