The poet Martín Espada has been called “the Pablo Neruda of North America.” His is a voice of conscience, of memory, of living history. Today, he joins host Allen Ruff to read a selection of his poems on the air and discuss what motivates and informs his work as a voice for the voiceless. Martín […]
Mke reads his original poems and prose interspersed with thematically relevant music.
Juana Maria Echeverri Escobar will be giving a talk this afternoon (in Spanish) at Ingram Hall about the efforts of children in Columbia to direct the country toward peace by means of poetry. Jan interviews Juana Escobar, with the help of Barbara Alvarado.
The Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives’ annual Line Breaks Festival is comprised of performances, lectures, and discussions by First Wave students and invited professional artists engaging with the local campus community. Inaugurated through OMAI’s sponsored Marc Bamuthi Joseph Arts Institute Residency in the spring of 2007, the Line Breaks project culminated in a final performance […]
Imagine a jellyfish, drifting through the ocean, carried by the current and floating endlessly throughout. That is Luisa, a seventeen year old girl and protagonist of the story “Sea Monsters: A Novel.” She harbors dreams of attending university abroad, far away from her hometown of Mexico City. Or not. Who knows? That indecision seems to […]
The Monsters Of Poetry reading series started in 2009, and its founder, Adam Fell, wanted to shake up the format of poetry readings. Fell and his co-organizers held their events in clubs and bars, and sometimes they had live music in addition to the actual readings. Monsters Of Poetry went quiet for a couple of […]