In this Open House event, poet Sandra Cisneros reads from her work. A Q&A session will follow the reading.
Poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer and children’s author Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago. Her writing, frequently engaged with the construction of feminist Latina identity, often folds Spanish phrases into a hybrid, spiraling syntax that crosses languages as her characters shift between cultures. Cisneros’ many honors include a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in both poetry and fiction. Cisneros has been granted honorary doctorates from Loyola University of Chicago and the State University of New York at Purchase. Founding president of the Macondo Foundation and the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation, Cisneros lives in San Antonio. A small selection of her papers has been archived at the library of Amherst College.
CTA trains: Chicago Red line stop; Chicago Brown line stop
CTA buses: #66 Chicago Avenue bus; #22 Clark Street bus
The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. The Poetry Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry through innovative partnerships, prizes, and programs. Opened to the public in June 2011, the Poetry Foundation building in Chicago provides new space for the Foundation’s extensive roster of public programs and events. It also houses a public garden, a library, and an exhibition gallery, as well as the offices of the Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine. For more information, please visit www.poetryfoundation.org.
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