Thursday, February 26th: Poetry Flash presents The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry
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Poetry Flash Presents The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry. An anthology reading with the editor, Francisco Aragón, and contributing poets Venessa Fuentes, Adela Najarro, Paul Martínez Pompa, and John Olivares Espinoza.
This reading celebrates The Wind Shifts, the anthology edited by Francisco Aragón with a Foreword by Juan Felipe Herrera, and published by the University of Arizona Press.Francisco Aragón will be at the reading with four of his exciting contributors flown in as part of a national tour.
John Olivares Espinoza’s first full-length book of poetry is The Date Fruit Elegies; he’s appeared in many journals and anthologies, most recently in The Bear Flag Republic: Prose Poems from California. A working member of the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis,
Venessa Fuentes has appeared in Between the Heart and the Land/Entre el Corazón y la Tierra: Latina Poets in the Midwest, and other literary journals; she has received the SASE/Jerome Award.
Adela Najarro has appeared in many literary journals, including Crab Orchard Review, Cimarron Review, and Another Chicago Magazine.
Paul Martínez Pompa’s first full-length book of poems, While Late Capitalism, was selected by Martín Espada as winner of the 2008 Andres Montoya Poetry Prize and will be published by University of Notre Dame Press in 2009; he is a former editor of Indiana Review.
Francisco Aragón is the author of Puerta del Sol; he is currently Director of Letras Latinas, the literary unit of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame (www.franciscoaragon.net).