Moving Verse

March 11, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Moving Verse
Thursday, March 11, 7:00–8:00 pm EST
Join us for an intimate poetry reading with Venezuelan authors Franklin Hurtado, Graciela Yáñez Vicentini, and Luis Moreno Villamediana to reflect on the forces that traverse and influence our relationships and our experience of language. The poets will each read excerpts exploring the “touch of instability” that comes with foreignness.
This program is free to attend and open to the public. It will be held online via Zoom in Spanglish.
About the Authors:
Franklin Hurtado is a poet and educator. He has taught literature at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and worked as a copywriter and editor. In 2012, he won the award for new authors in poetry by Monte Ávila Editores with his first book, Sal (Salt), which was published in 2013. That same year, he got a special mention in the II Premio Equinoccio de Poesía Eugenio Montejo for a first version of Miel negra (Black Honey), published in 2020. His poetry has been included in anthologies such as destinos portátiles, muestra de poesía venezolana reciente (portable destinations, sample of recent Venezuelan poetry).
Graciela Yáñez Vicentini is a writer, editor, cultural promoter, proofreader, translator, and bookseller. She was editorial coordinator to the Papel Literario of El Nacional newspaper. She is now cultural manager at Ediciones “Letra Muerta”, assistant editor at Fundación La Poeteca, and co-editor to the collection Los rostros del futuro (The Faces of the Future) by Banesco. Her heteronym Egarim Mirage has published the poetry books: Espejeos al espejo (Mirages to the mirror) and Íntimo, el espejo (Intimate, the mirror). Her work has been featured in anthologies, journals, and magazines in Mexico, Spain, and Venezuela. Yáñez Vicentini’s poems were translated into English for the bilingual sample of Venezuelan poetry Lectura de la diáspora (Readings from the Diaspora) from Latin American Literature Today by Oklahoma University.
Luis Moreno Villamediana is a poet, narrator, essayist, critic, translator, and professor at the University of Los Andes. His poetry has been published in Cantares digestos (1996), Manual para los días críticos (2001), En defensa del desgaste (2008), Eme sin tilde (2009), Laphrase (2012), and Otono (sic) (2017). As a narrator, he published El edificio fantasma in 2015. He has received the José Rafael Pocaterra Biennial Poetry Prize (1992), Juan Antonio Pérez Bonalde International Poetry Prize (1997), and Eugenio Montejo Equinox Poetry Prize (2011).

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