December 2, 2005

RAZA SPOKEN HERE

Calaca Press, the Red CalacArts Collective and Chicano Perk presents the poetry of Ariel Robello and Angela Cervantes plus the Red CalacArts Collective’s own Sara Durán Garibay, Saturday Dec 3, 2005 at 7:00pm., Chicano Perk, 129 25th St. San Diego. The event is Free!

Raza Spoken Here

In 1999 Calaca Press came out with it’s first spoken word CD, Raza Spoken Here: Poesía Chicana Volume 1, an audio anthology featuring Chicano poets like the Taco Shop Poets, Olga A. García, Elba Rosario Sánchez, and Manuel J. Vélez among others.

In 2000, Calaca came out with Raza Spoken Here 2 which featured Chicano literary icons alurista and raúlrsalinas as well as lesser known poetic talents like tatiana de la tierra, Leticia Hernández-Linares, and groups such as Los Delicados and Grito Serpentino.

Now, 5 years later, Calaca Press has started work on RSH3, the third volume in it’s groundbreaking spoken word series. With a tentative release date of Summer 2006 Calaca Press is organizing a sneak peak reading by two of the featured poets: Angela Cervantes and Ariel Robello. Don’t miss your chance to check out Calaca’s latest spoken word talents.

About the poets:

Ariel Robello is the author of My Sweet Unconditional (Tia Chucha Press, 2005). A veteran of LA’s Chicano activist poetry scene she is currently working on her MFA at Antioch University. With language as radiant and dangerous as broken glass Ariel Robello cuts away at the political dogma and superficial beauty of a world unhinged to reveal a bloody but dignified glimpse of love in the hands of a New World survivor.

Angela Cervantes currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri and is a co-founder of the writer’s group Las Poetas. She serves as a board member for KC’s The Writers Place and writes a monthly column “Asi es la vida” for KC Hispanic News newspaper. Angela’s work has been featured in Urban Latino Magazine and in Chicken Soup for the Latino Soul: Celebrating la Comunidad Latina (Health Communications, Inc., 2005).

Sara Durán Garibay is a member of the Red CalacArts Collective. Her chapbook, Machetes y Mariposas was published in 2004 by Red CalacArts Publications. She is currently working on her undergraduate studies while taking on the system as a radical poet.

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