Palabra Pura


 

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Palabra Pura promotes literary expression in more than one tongue through a monthly bilingual poetry reading featuring Chicano and Latino artists. With an aim to foster dialogue through literature in Chicago and beyond, each evening pairs a local poet with a visiting writer along with an open mic to engage the interaction of diverse voices, ideas, and aesthetics. The readings are held the third Wednesday of every other month (except August and December).

Palabra Pura se enfoca en la expresion literaria en varios idiomas a traves de una serie de lecturas mensuales bilingues con artistas Chicanos y Latinos. Nuestra meta es promover el dialogo a traves de la literatura en Chicago y mas alla. Con este fin, cado lectura combina un poeta local con uno invitado, ademas de un open mic para cultivar la interaccion de voces, ideas esteticas diversas. Las lecturas se ofrecen el tercer miercoles de cada mes (con excepcion de agosto y diciembre).


Upcoming Palabra Pura events


April 12, 2017, 7:30 – 9:30 PM

Of the Cuban Diaspora: 

Venturous Journeys among gluttOny and sniFFs

La Bruquena Restaurant, 2726 West Division Street, Chicago, Illinois 60622


Jesús J. Barquet and om ulloa, both poets of the Cuban diaspora, will present new works where the theme of exile and migration is the distant but everpresent background of their current and everchanging realities. As both poets document the restless transactions of their selves within their everyday world through cultural, social, and sexual concerns, they reconstruct themselves with their Cuban identity inextricably tied to their writing.

De la Diáspora cubana: Viajes venturosos entre glotOnerías y olfAteos

Jesús J. Barquet y om ulloa, ambos poetas de la Diáspora cubana, presentarán nuevas obras donde el tema del exilio y la migración es el perenne fondo distante de sus cambiantes realidades dentro de un presente continuo. A medida que ambos poetas documentan sus preocupaciones y transacciones dentro de la vida cotidiana a través de sus inquietudes culturales, sociales y sexuales, se reconstruyen en su escritura no muy alejados de su inextricable cubanidad.


Check out our Facebook event for more information, or our blog at www.guildcomplex.org.