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Read the article in full at The Rivard Report

David Shields nano-interview

Shout out to The San Antonio Current for featuring the Migrant Children’s Project. Thanks for putting light on these young artists and writers—and on this work. Read the article in full at this link:
migrant project at the current

Dear Older Me

buzzing_hemisphere copy“…watching poets such as Pedro Pietri and Edwin Torres perform at the Cafe encouraged me to take risks and experiment as a performer, to be willing to challenge the audience without forgetting the subtle community dynamics of the performance.”
Urayoán Noel


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Full interview with Urayoán Noel at
The Rivard Report

Gemini Ink, in collaboration with Our Lady of the Lake University and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, invite you to enjoy two free events featuring Urayoán Noel along with the opportunity to expand your own knowledge of performance poetry in a daylong workshop with the poet. Each event is followed by a book sale & signing—books will be available through The Twig Book Shop.

Urayoán Noel is an author, literary critic, translator, performer, and Assistant Professor at New York University. His new collection of poems is Buzzing Hemisphere/Rumor Hemisférico (University of Arizona Press, 2015). Other poetic works include Hi-Density Politics (2010), and Kool Logic/La lógica kool (2005). He is the author of the critical study In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam (University of Iowa Press, 2014), winner of the Latina/o Studies Book Prize. (more…)

Here’s an excellent interview with Sandra Cisneros as she discusses her latest book A House of My Own—a book she admits she didn’t view as a memoir until she went on tour. In this interview with PBS NewsHour Correspondent Jeffery Brown, Cisneros discusses houses (spiritual and otherwise), influential women writers who served as a map for her writing life (Rosario Castellanos…Elena Poniatowska…Jean Rhys), family, spirits & dreamtime, and how book fairs give her faith in humanity.


Motivated by his hatred for an old man’s “dull blue” eye “that chills the very marrow” of the speaker’s bones, the unnamed narrator confesses to the old man’s murder. Turn off the lights and have a listen to Poe’s story A Tell Tale Heart, read by Nezua.