Friday, November 13, 2009

Sunday Kind of Love: Luis Alberto Ambroggio, Tara Betts & Yvette Neisser Moreno


featuring Luis Alberto Ambroggio and Tara Betts
with translator Yvette Neisser Moreno

Sunday, November 15, 4-6pm

Langston Room - Busboys and Poets
@ 14th & V Streets NW
Open Mic Follows
Admission free. Donations encouraged.

Luis Alberto Ambroggio, originally from Argentina, is author of 11 collections of poetry published in Spain, Latin America, and the United States. The North American Academy of the Spanish Language has recently released a book on his poetry, El Cuerpo y la Letra (The Body and the Letter). His poetry has been translated into several languages and has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and textbooks in the US and abroad. His poetry has been recorded in the Archives of Hispanic Literature of the U.S. Library of Congress. English readers can enjoy his work in Difficult Beauty (Cross Cultural Communictions, 2009), selected poems (1987 -2006), edited and mostly translated by Yvette Neisser Moreno. Ambroggio will be reading in the 2010 season of PALABRA PURA.

Tara Betts is the author of Arc and Hue, a Cave Canem fellow, and a graduate of the New England College MFA Program. Her work appears in numerous anthologies and journals such as Ninth Letter, Callaloo, Hanging Loose, Gathering Ground, Bum Rush the Page, and both Spoken Word Revolution anthologies. She represented Chicago twice at the National Poetry Slam, coached youth who went on to Brave New Voices, and appeared on HBO's "Def Poetry Jam". She currently teaches at Rutgers University and leads community-based workshops.

Yvette Neisser Moreno is a poet and translator whose work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including The International Poetry Review, The Potomac Review, Tar River Poetry, and Virginia Quarterly Review. Her critical work on (and translations of) Israeli and Palestinian poetry have been published in the Palestine-Israel Journal. Moreno teaches poetry and translation at the Writer's Center and has taught poetry in public schools in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Read selections of their poetry at Blog This Rock.

Sunday Kind of Love happens the 3rd Sunday of every month
in the Langston Room
at Busboys and Poets' 14th & V location.

The series is co-hosted by Sarah Browning and Katy Richey
and co-sponsored by Busboys and Poets and Split This Rock.

As always, bring a poem for the open mic! For more information:

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