The Guild Literary Complex is committed to emerging and diverse voices, and is presenting three voices that have brought their unique perspectives to the far corners of the globe. At this month’s Palabra Pura Curator Maribel Mares presents three artists whose works address the often dizzying and life-changing experiences of living abroad. Darren Angle, Mayra Jiminez, and Yesika Perez will present three multimedia readings that address this month’s theme, Lost and Found.
States Mares, “This evening, Palabra Pura will travel to Mexico City, Korea, and Haiti via our writers to explore the cross cultural experiences of a dancer, an educator, and a poet.”
Darren Angle will present a reading of his poetry, in accompaniment to a slideshow of his travels through Haiti; Mayra Jimenez, a Mexican-American Educator living in Korea, will Skype in to discuss her experiences as an “immigrant” in the East; and Yesika Perez will read about her mixed heritage and her work as a dancer.
About the Artists
Darren Angle is a poet living in Chicago. His work has appeared in LIT and BOMB. He received degrees from Macalester College and Brown University, where he won a Weston Fine Arts Award and was an Adele K. Seaver Fellow in Creative Writing.
Mayra Jimenez is a Mexican-American Educator living in Korea. A world traveler and a connoisseur of cultures and human behavior, she is an educator as well as student striving for social justice. A collector of the five senses, she loves cooking, writing, film, and exploring the natural world.
Yesika Perez was born and raised in the Mexico City (Tenochtitlan). She began dancing the age of 5 years; she studied Dance at the National Institute of Fine arts (INBA) in Mexico City. Amongst other things, she was bartender, street sweeper, and a vendor in a street market. We find her this night in Chicago, lost and found in her circling root system.