*ADVANCED RESERVATIONS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE, HOWEVER, a limited number of standby tickets will be released on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the event.
POETRY OFF THE SHELF
POESIA EN ABRIL:
MIGUEL BARENT AND ANA ROSSETTI
Susurros, or whispers, is the theme of the fifth edition of Poesía en Abril festival, a celebration of Spanish-language poetry. Miguel Barnet of Cuba and Ana Rossetti of Spain appear as part of this citywide event, bringing their distinct poetic voices to the Poetry Foundation.
Widely recognized for his testimonial novel Biografía de un cimarrón (1966), Miguel Barnet is well known in Cuba for his work in the field of ethnographic studies and for his poetry. He is currently President of the Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba.
Since she broke into the poetry scene in Spain with her book Los devaneos de Erato in 1980, Ana Rossetti has become one of the most important literary voices of her generation. Her poetic and narrative body of work is erotic in tone, and her work for theatre and opera librettos is extensive.
The evening will include a bilingual reading with translation and performance. Visit www.contratiempo.net for more information about the festival.
Co-sponsored by contratiempo and DePaul University.
When & Where
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.