Contratiempo’s monthlong poetry festival, the 9th Annual Poesía en Abril, continues with its grand finale week! All events are free and open to the public!

26 DE ABRIL | APRIL 26

Wednesday, April 26, 6 pm
Instituto Cervantes
31 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654

Poesía en Abril Grand Weekend Kick Off Event:
The School of Solitude  by Peruvian Poet Luis Hernández. The Art of Poetry and its Translation.
A Conversation with Anthony Geist and César Ferreira
Moderated by David Rade

RSVP at brownpapertickets.com
FREE and open to the public
In English and Spanish

Invited speakers:

Anthony Geist
Anthony Geist is Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1978, and taught at Princeton University, the University of Texas, San Antonio, and Dartmouth College before coming to the University of Washington in 1987.

César Ferreira
Professor-Latin American Literature
COLLEGE OF LETTERS & SCIENCE Spanish and Portuguese

David Rade
David Rade is the founder, director, and editor of Swan Isle Press, an independent, not for profit, literary and academic publisher in Chicago known for its books of world literature in translation.

Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Peru; Swan Isle Press; Contratiempo and Poetry Foundation.

27 DE ABRIL | APRIL 27

Thursday, April 27, 7 pm
CORTELYOU COMMONS, Lincoln Park
2324 N. Fremont Street, Chicago, IL 

LECTURA| READING

Visiting Poets
Homero Pumarol (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
Silvina López Medín (ARGENTINA)

Chicago Poets
Jorge García de la Fe (CU)
Silvia Goldman (UR)
Álvaro Hernando (ES)
Natalia López
Olivia Maciel (MX)
María Luisa Ortega (MX)
Margarita Saona (PE)
Johanny Vázquez Paz (PR)

Music: Monserrat Salcedo

Presented in partnership with DePaul University. DePaul Sponsor Departments: DePaul University´s Global Initiatives, Modern Languages.

28 de ABRIL | APRIL 28

Friday, April 28, 7:30 pm
Dvorak Park Field House (indoors)
1119 W Cullerton St, Chicago, IL

POETRY | PERFORMANCE | MUSIC

Music
Isaura Flores

Art
Elevarte Community Studio’s Walls of Hope Project
Benito Juarez Academy students project: Future Homes 2016, Hand collaged, photographed Inkjet prints. See artists below*

Visting Poets

Homero Pumarol (DOM REP)
Silvina López Medin (ARGENTINA)

Chicago Poets

Miguel Marzana (BO)
Febronio Zatarain (MX)
Oriette D’Angelo (VE)
Jennifer Patiño Cervantes (US-MX)
Rafael Franco (PR)
Cristian Roldan (PR)

Co-presented with Elevarte Community Studio. *Future Homes  2016. Hand collaged, photographed Inkjet prints. Artists: Roberto Ortega, Elvis Gonzalez, Luis Garcia, Abel Torres, Alexis Zambrano, Jorge Estrella, Juan Montano, Jenny Flores, Lilyann Hernandez, Abigail Estrada, John Kugler, Gelxi Ventura, Victor Carvajal, Jose Villalpando, Yesenia Rodriguez, Evelyn Ruiz, Myra Ortiz, Cristian Torres, Denisse Brito, Marlene Paredes, Elizabeth Lopez, Melissa Silva, Yazmin Jimenez, Yoalix Melendez, Maria Hernandez, Anette Pardina, Jose M. Mancines, Ulysses Tapia, Alexis Bustos, Ximena Galindo, Ashley Martinez, Deisy Uriostegui, Angie Rangel, Jasmin Martinez, Jailene Delgado, Guadalupe Chiquito, Erika Lopez, Maria Sigala, Adinelba Guillen, America Vilchis, Norberto Reyes, Ismael Andrade, Christian Resendiz, Norberto Reyes, Ismael Andrade, Christian Resendiz, Xitlali Ramirez, Jennifer Reyes-Zepeda, Jennifer Suarez-Chan, Michelle Morales, Raul Gonzalez, Lexus Resendiz, Vivian Oronia, Andrea Zaragoza, Jennifer Gallegos, Saul Peralta

29 de ABRIL | APRIL 29


Saturday, April 29, 1pm
Gathering Spaces at the Burnham Wildlife Corridor, just North of the Margaret Burroughs beach at 31st Street.

POESÍA EN CARACOL

Poetry-inspired art and music in the Burnham Wildlife Corridor

Featured Artists
Diana Solis
Ensemble AD HOC
Francy Acosta, voice – José Luis Posada, guitar


Saturday, April 29, 7pm
Poetry Foundation
61 W Superior St, Chicago, IL

CIERRE FESTIVAL | FESTIVAL CLOSING

Multi-poet reading with guest and local poets and music!

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