By Xánath Caraza
With a heart bursting of joy, I want to share with you, La Bloga readers, the book release for Ocelocíhuatl (Mouthfeel Press, 2015), my latest book of poetry. This event will be in two meaningful places, Xalapa, Veracruz, México and Kansas City, MO, in addition to a poetry reading workshop and an additional radio program in Xalapa.
PALABRA DE AUTOR reading series is sponsored by part of El Ágora de la Ciudad de Xalapa and will host the book release for Ocelocíhuatl on January 13, 2016 at 7 p.m. with Claudia Domínguez as emcee. The event will be followed by a book signing. I am thankful to all the team members of El Ágora de la Ciudad for making this possible and especially to V.H. Vásquez-Rentería, Director de El Ágora de la Ciudad.
In Kansas City, MO at the Writers Place as part of the Writers Place Reading Series, my book release of Ocelocíhuatl continues on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 7 p.m. I will be sharing the stage with Sandy Hazlett and Craig Salvay.
In addition my book release in Xalapa, I am excited about a workshop I will be giving, Leyendo poesía en voz alta, on January 12 and 13 at Ágora de la Ciudad.
Finally, a book review just published today on Ocelocíhuatl in “Both Sides”, Diario de Xalapa, by Remedios Aguirre. ¡Viva la poesía!
“Heart tugging, infused with red blood throughout, yet gifting of peaceful moment of “Turquoise branches, good fortune dragons, Djembe drums” in Kansas City, or chanting birds in El Salvador. The jaguar woman turns places into familiar environment, wherever she may be.”—Remedios Aguirre
It is such an honor be working with institutions and individuals from both Xalapa and Kansas City for this new book. Muchas gracias a tod@s and especially to my readers.