Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Epicentro Poetic Epidemic

CASA 0101 Presents:
Epicentro Poetic Epidemic
Friday Oct. 17, 2008
Doors open at 7:30 PM
Show at 8:00 PM
CASA 0101
2009 E. First St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033

For tickets: or 323-263-7684

(October 7, 2008) – Los Angeles, CA – Revolutionary Central American poets
and friends straddle the lines that divide in this evening of art and action. Why
blend in and give in to invisibility?

This night of music and poetry builds alliances with Bay Area artists, Tocayo; Las
Manas Tres: Maya Chinchilla, Milta Ortiz, Cruz Grimaldo; Ana Miranda
Maldonado and Leticia Hernandez-Linares author of Razor Edges of My Tongue.
LA cultural activist Raquel Gutierrez of Butchlalis de Panochtitlan joins other
Epicentro Poets including Jessica Grande, Karina Oliva-Alvarado, in this explosive night of poetry and performance.

This offering creates space for those who have lost their home, who were taken
from their home, who had it stolen, who decided it was time to leave and for
those who carry their home in their heart and need a place to rest. It is about
recovering, documenting and making personal histories and demanding rightful
place among cultural, political and literary movements. Testimony is given to
resurrect memory, inspire action, and laugh loudly to heal old wounds. This
fundraiser supports the publication of DESDE EL EPICENTRO: An Anthology of
U.S. Central American Poetry and Art, co-edited by Karina Oliva-Alvarado and Maya Chinchilla.

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