from the Guild's e-mail blast today:
Can you believe it? Palabra Pura will launch its fifth season tonight, Wednesday, January 20. The series has featured a breadth of Latino/a voices from coast-to-coast as well as plenty of our homegrown talent. What started as something small has a grown to have a national reputation. We hope that you'll join us for the new season -- and every third Wednesday after -- for a wonderful night of poetry and camaraderie.
This month, Palabra Pura presents Kristin Naca and Cristina Correa. A longtime member of Sandra Cisneros' Macondo Workshop, Kristin Naca currently is a visiting professor of English at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her book of poems, BIRD EATING BIRD, was selected for the National Poetry Series mtvU Prize and appears with Harper Perennial. She is a frequent practitioner of Bikram yoga and an avid sports fan. She follows the work of Mexican and Mexican American poets and painters; some of whom are the predominant artistic influences behind Naca's bilingual poetry.
Cristina Correa is a writer who uses words to observe and analyze the world. Her work is both politically and creatively charged by the several cultures she claims. As a native Chicagoan, she participates in local non-profit organizations and social justice groups.
Hope your new year is hitting a great stride,
The Guild Complex