Poem|Poema|Poème|Gedicht: An Evening of Performance Poetry
Friday, June 20, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Germany's slam champion joins DC bilingual poets Carlos Parada Ayala and Pages Matam for a multilingual poetry performance and discussion of how a poem transforms across languages and from one language to another.
Born in El Salvador, Carlos Parada Ayala is the author of the poetry book La luz de la tormenta/The Light of the Storm (Zozobra Publishing, Maryland, 2013) and co-editor of the anthology Al pie de la Casa Blanca: Poetas hispanos de Washington, DC (North American Academy of the Spanish Language, New York, 2010). Parada Ayala writes and performs poems in a wide range of styles, including rap and blues. His poem "Chirilagua Blues" has been set to music by Chilean singer Patricio Zamorano and was performed by his band at the Smithsonian Institution. Parada Ayala is the recipient of Washington, DC’s Commission on the Arts Larry Neal Poetry Award.
Moderated by Yvette Neisser Moreno, coordinator of the DC-Area Literary Translators Network (DC-ALT). Followed by a reception.
Presented in cooperation with The Writer’s Center and DC-ALT.
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The Goethe-Institut Washington organizes and supports cultural events that present German culture abroad and that further intercultural exchange.