More than 20 nationally recognized Latina/o poets from across the United States will gather in Austin, Texas for CantoMundo 2014. Eleven of these poets, along with an award-winning guest poet Lorna Dee Cervantes, will present their work in the Black Box Theater of the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (600 River Street, Austin, Texas) on Friday, July 11, 2014. The event is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. A booksigning, sponsored by Resistencia Bookstore, will follow the public reading.
Parking at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center is available through parking meters surrounding the grounds of the center.
This public reading is being organized by CantoMundo, a national organization dedicated to supporting and developing Latina/o poets and poetry. CantoMundo provides a space where Latina/o poets can nurture and enhance their poetics; lecture and learn about aspects of Latina/o poetics currently not being discussed by the mainstream publishers and critics; and network with peer poets to enrich and further disseminate Latina/o poetry.
CantoMundo 2014 is sponsored by the Center for Mexican American Studies (UT Austin), the Department of English (UT Austin) and Corazón Bilingüe.