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Singing the Body: UT Poetry Center Presents CantoMundo Poets ire’ne lara silva and Octavio Quintanilla with Barrio Writers Youth Poets

Join us for vital and vibrant readings by CantoMundo Poets ire’ne lara silva (blood sugar canto, Aztlan Libre Press; Furia: Poems, Mouthfeel Press; Flesh to Bone: Stories, Aunt Lute Books) and Octavio Quintanilla (If I Go Missing: Poems, Slough Press) followed by the poets in discussion with CantoMundo Co-Director and poet Celeste Guzmán Mendoza (Beneath the Halo: Poems, Wings Press) about the daily sustenance of Chican@ poetry, the role of CantoMundo in poetry today, the political life of poetry broadsides, and more. Barrio Writers youth poets will open the event and join in the closing conversation.

UT Design Program student-created broadsides with poems by the two featured poets will be available for free at the event. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
This evening is an event of The University of Texas Libraries UT Poetry Center, CantoMundo: Cultivating a Community of Latina/o Poets, & Barrio Writers.

Co-sponsored by Humanities Texas, Center for Mexican American Studies, Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, English Department, LLILAS Benson: Latin American Studies and Collections, and Red Salmon Arts.

This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 6:00pm

Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), 2.500
101 21ST ST E, Austin, Texas 78705

Event Type

Academics, Arts & Humanities


University of Texas Libraries

Target Audience

Students, General Public



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