January 25, 2008

Latino/a Poets Expressing Rebellion, Pain, Beauty will Read Works Feb. 2

By Jan Jennings

An evening of politically charged poetry on issues that effect the Latino/a community will be presented by seven Latino/a poets at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 in the auditorium of the downtown San Diego Central Library, 820 E. St. It is free and open to the public.

Entitled Palabras de Poder (Words of Power): Rebel Writers from the New Latino/a America, the event will feature “rebellious words” by “political poets who are reacting to the strong anti-immigrant wave in recent months,” according to UCSD literature professor and CLAH director, Jorge Mar-iscal.

Palabras de Poder is being organized by the Red Calac-Arts Collective, a group of Chicano and Latino artists from the San Diego and National City area.

Poets who will be reading and the title of their works include tatiana de la tierra, For the Hard Ones: A Lesbian Phenomenology; Sara R. Eslava, Machetes y Mariposas: Poems to My Chicana Sisters; Paul S. Flores, Along the Border Lies; Olga A. García Echeverría, Falling Angels: Cuentos y Poemas; Leticia Hernández-Linares, Razor Edges of My Tongue; Cesar A. Preciado-Cruz, Revenge of the Illegal Alien, and Irene Castruita, formerly of Los Able Minded Poets.

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