The Guild Literary Complex (GLC) continues the seventh year of its Palabra Pura bilingual poetry series with “Migrating Words: Contratiempo Poets” on October 17, 2012. The event is curated by Moira Pujols and features poets from the Spanish language magazine Contratiempo. The event will include poetry in Spanish, English and a combination of both.
Featured readers will include Jorge Montiel, Silvia Goldman, and Santiago Weksler
• Jorge Montiel was born in Paterson, New Jersey and spent much of his life in Puebla, Mexico, where he attended the Palafoxian Seminary of Puebla. His poems have been published in the anthology En la 18 a la 1: Escritores de Contratiempo en Chicago (On 18th Street at 1 am: Contratiempo Writers in Chicago).
• Silvia Goldman was born in Uruguay. She received her PhD in Hispanic Studies from Brown University in 2010 and has published poems as well as scholarly articles in literary journals and online anthologies such as Maldoror: Revista de la ciudad de Montevideo; Revista de escritura & poéticas 7de7; Small Stations: Anthology of Poets; Rilce: Revista de filología hispánica; Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica, and Rassegna Iberistica. In 2008 she published her first book of poetry entitled Cinco movimientos del llanto (Ediciones Hermes Criollo).
• Santiago Weksler migrated to Chicago in 2001. He is a photographer and poet.