Poetry off the Shelf: Eduardo C. Corral, Carmen Giménez-Smith, Sheryl Luna and Deborah Paredez
Thursday, December 5th, 7:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
The Poetry Foundation partners with CantoMundo, a national collective for Latina/o poets, to present a reading with CantoMundo fellows and CantoMundo co-founder Deborah Paredez. Eduardo C. Corral won the 2011 Yale Younger Poets Prize for Slow Lightning, making him the first Latino recipient of the award. Carmen Giménez-Smith is the author of four poetry collections and is currently blogging at Harriet, the blog of the Poetry Foundation. Sheryl Luna received the Andres Montoya Prize for her first collection, Pity the Drowned Horses. Deborah Paredez is the author of This Side of Skin and the critical study Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory. A reception will follow the reading.
Co-sponsored CantoMundo, Letras Latinas and the Guild Literary Complex
A group exhibition featuring work by Poetry magazine cover artists depicting the mythical creatures Pegasus and mermaids from poetry immemorial. Artists include Lise Haller Baggesen, Ana Benaroya, Lilli Carré, Alexander Cohen, Stephen Eichhorn, Carson Ellis, Clay Hickson, Tony Fitzpatrick, Krista Franklin, Julia Goodman, Jenny Kendler, Kate McQuillen, Jessie Mott, Julie Murphy, Diana Sudyka, and Shoshanna Weinberger.