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The Poetry Center presents Spring 2019 Mazza Writer in Residence Juliana Delgado Lopera and Joseph Cassara, reading and in conversation. Delgado Lopera reads from the beginning chapter of her highly anticipated multilingual first novel Fiebre Tropicale (forthcoming from The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2020). Cassara then reads a scene from the middle, and one from end of his award winning first novel, The House of Impossible Beauties (HarperCollins Publishers, 2018). Afterwards, a conversation ensues between the artists, as well as with the audience.
The Poetry Center presents Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle and Maryam Ivette Parhizkar, reading and in conversation. Maryam Ivette Parhizkar opens, reading an assortment of her poems as published at The Brooklyn Rail, OmniVerse, Gramma, and Gesture, as well as unpublished work. Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle reads extended excerpts from her forthcoming debut book SIR (Litmus Press, 2019). Their readings are followed by a conversation with the audience. This event continues is the second evening of a two-night program in The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series, supported by a grant from the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.
The Poetry Center, in collaboration with Voz Sin Tinta, presents Tim Z. Hernandez, Marguerite Muñoz, and René Juarez-Vazquez, reading from their work. Muñoz reads an earlier unpublished poem as well as new, recently written work. Juarez-Vazquez reads an unpublished short story. Hernandez reads two poems from Natural Takeover of Small Things (The University of Arizona Press, 2013), closing with a chapter from All They Will Call You (The University of Arizona Press, 2017). This event, the second in a two-event program in The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series, supported in part by the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, concludes the series for 2018–19.
The Poetry Center presents Tim Z. Hernandez, reading and in conversation with Marguerite Muñoz and René Juarez-Vazquez. Hernandez tells several stories and reads from All They Will Call You (The University of Arizona Press, 2018), sharing with his audience some of the research that went into the making of his documentary novel. After his presentation, Hernandez, Muñoz, and Juarez-Vazquez engage in conversation with one another and with the audience. This event is the first of a two-event program in The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series, supported by a grant from the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.