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U.S. Central American Poetry and Performance: Women’s Voices and Diasporic Experiences: A Lecture and Reading by Poet Leticia Hernández-Linares
March 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
U.S. Central American Poetry and Performance: Women’s Voices and Diasporic Experiences
A Lecture and Reading by Poet Leticia Hernández-Linares
Tuesday, March 20th, 5-7pm
Co-hosted with the TCU Department of Spanish and Hispanic Studies, The Art Galleries at TCU presents a public bilingual recital for Leticia Hernández-Linares, a U.S.-Salvadoran poet and visual artist. Tuesday, March 20th, from 5-7pm at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts.
Leticia Hernández-Linares is an established performance artist, educator and poet from the U.S. Central American community. In 1996, she was awarded the William Carlos Williams Prize for Academy of American Poets. Widely published, her writing has appeared in newspapers, anthologies, and literary journals. These include U.S. Latino Literature Today, This Bridge We Call Home, and Street Art San Francisco. She has two books of poetry, Razor Edges of My Tongue (2002) and Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl (2010). Her poetry includes performance-infused poetry, digital media, and music. Thematically, Hernández-Linares’ poetry and performance address gender violence, memory, identity, and the migrant experience. She connects the violence against women in Central America to the current context of Salvadorian female migration and transnational community building.
This performance is made possible by a grant from Discovering Global Citizenship, with support from TCU Spanish and Hispanic Studies, The Art Galleries at TCU, TCU Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, and TCU Women and Gender Studies.