• Thursday, October 8, 2020
  • From 6 pm to 6:23 pm
  • Free online event (donations welcome!)
  • Live on MCCLA Facebook and YouTube

Poetry will be in spanish, la poesía será en español.

La belleza en palabras!

Third Season!

23 Minutos + con Adrian

(23 minutes with Adrian) is a project that brings poetry to your home, in an easy and interactive way, with great artists of the word such as, Teresa Palazzo Conti, Roger Santivañez, Mario Bellatin, Anais Azul, Every Thursday we will have a different poet, sharing a different style, besides listening to poetry you will be able to interact with them!


October 1 — Teresa Palazzo Conti

Argentina, author of eleven books of poetry evaluated by Spanish-speaking academics. Included in the anthology “Contemporary Argentine Poetry”, Volume I Part XXIII of the Fundación Argentina para la Poesía (Selection of Argentine poetry from the so-called -Generation of 40)

Doctor of Literature (Litt. D.), honorary degree awarded by the World Academy of Arts and Culture (UNESCO), and the Pen Club in Prague, Czech Republic, 2016. International Human Rights Prosecutor in defense of children affected by war and poverty. (Mission Diplomatique Internationale Humanitaire) Court of Conscience, Rwanda 1994. Special guest by the government of the Republic of Macedonia to Struga International

Poetry Evenings 2009, Gold medal XXVIII World Congress of Poets-Acapulco, Mexico- 2008


October 8 — Roger Santivañez

He was born in Piura, north coast of Peru. He studied Literature at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos de Lima and obtained a Ph.D. in Latin American poetry from Temple University, Philadelphia, USA, where he later worked for almost twenty years. She participated in La Sagrada Familia (1977), was a member of Hora Zero (1981) and founded the state of neo-avant-garde poetic revolt called Kloaka Movement (1981-1986). In 2006 the volume Dolores Morales de Santiváñez, Selection of Poetry (1975-2005) appeared and in 2016 Sagrado.

Poetry collected (2004-2016). Later, he has published Balara / Asgar; otros poemas (Mexico 2017), Melagrana (Virginia, USA 2018) and Elysium (Oregon, USA 2019). There are two anthologies of her work: Ofertorio (Lima 2018) and Never the bird flies unscathed (New York 2018). His poems appear in Make it True Meets Medusario: A Bilingual Anthology of Neobarroco; Cascadian Poets (Pleasure Boat Studio, 2019). JM Eguren Poetry Award from New York 2005 for her book Eucharist (Buenos Aires, 2004). He has a book on literary criticism Enrique Lihn: Una poética del viaje (Spanish Academic Editorial. Madrid 2013). He lives on the banks of the Cooper River, southern New Jersey, entirely dedicated to contemplation, composition and the study of the languages of poetry.

October 15 — Mario Bellatin

Mario Bellatin was born in Mexico. I study Theology and Cinema. It has more than 40 published books, translated into 21 languages. Winner of the Xavier Villaurrutia Award, Mazatlan, Stonewall Barbara Gittings Literature Award, the Antonin Artaud Award, theJosé María Arguedas Award. He also won the José Donoso Award. He was curator of Documenta 13, Kassel and among his most important projects, apart from writing, arethe Escuela Dinámica de Escritores, Los Cien Mil Libros de Bellatin and the feature film Bola Negra del Musical de Cd, Juárez, among other projects.

His novel Salón de Belleza, first published in 1994, has been translated into 18 languages and was chosen, in 2007, as one of the 100 best novels written in Spanish during the previous twenty-five years.

October 29 — Anais Azul

Peruvian first generation immigrant Anaís Azul (they/them) is a California based singer-songwriter, composer, and teaching artist. Described as “stunningly honest and vulnerable,” their artistry engages with music as a tool for community building, cross-genre collaboration, and collective healing.

Azul writes music that is in conversation with jazz harmony, classical melodies, and Latin American singer-songwriter traditions. Their songs are bilingual (Spanish and English) and about mental health, queerness, facing harsh realities and finding inner peace in spite of chaos.


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