Poesía en Movimiento “Poetry in Motion”
MASIEL M. CORONA SANTOS
Norma Beatriz Sánchez Sánchez (Betty), Mexican poet. She is an active member of the literary groups Escritores del Nuevo Sol and Círculo. Her poems have been published in the anthologies Voces y Cuentos del Nuevo Sol, The Border Crossed Us, Poetry in Flight, Soñadores; Mujeres de Maíz Zine, St. Sucia, and the online magazine, La Palabra. She has participated in the First Latin American Poetry Contest in Spanish, Colectivo Verso Activo, the XIX International Congress of Hispanic Studies and Literature, the International Poetry Festival, Comala, Pueblo Blanco, and the Latino Heritage celebration, Authors Uncovered with LAX to SAC Poets, among others.
Norma Beatriz Sánchez Sánchez (Betty), poeta mexicana. Miembro Activo de los grupos literarios Escritores del Nuevo Sol y Círculo. Sus poemas se han publicado en las antologías Voces y Cuentos del Nuevo Sol, The Border Crossed Us, Poesía en Vuelo, Soñadores; Mujeres de Maíz Zine, St. Sucia, y la revista en línea, La Palabra. Ha participado en el Primer Concurso de Poesía Latinoamericana en Español, Colectivo Verso Activo, el XIX Congreso Internacional de Literatura y Estudios Hispánicos, el Festival Internacional de Poesía, Comala, Pueblo Blanco, y la Celebración de Herencia Latina, Authors Uncovered with LAX to SAC Poets, entre otros.
Curator: Donato Martinez
Theme: Reflect and Rise: Poetry for a New Day
This session will include the presentation of diverse voices from Southern California poets. Their work will reflect on the last few years of our climate, years filled with turmoil and uncertainty. But the work will also provide a compass to a new immediate future, one filled with hope and love and action. Their poetry is honest, vulnerable, and real and will blend styles of hip hop verse, spoken word, and street vernacular. It will also reflect the duality of their linguistic backgrounds – Spanish and English. Their voices – oftentimes overlooked, ignored, silenced or on the margins – will provide healing and inspiration. They will claim their space and inspire you.
Donato Martinez teaches English composition, Literature, and Creative Writing at Santa Ana College. He hosts and curates a bi-annual afternoon of artistic expression with poetry, dance, and live music. These events generate large crowds and active participation. He is also a poet and writes about his barrio upbringing, his community, his culture, his bi-cultural and bilingual identities and other complexities of life. He is influenced by the sounds and pulse of the streets, people, music, and the magic of language. With three other Inland Empire poets, he collaborated on a collection of poetry, Tacos de Lengua. His work has been published by Santa Ana Literary Association, SIMS Library, City Works, Eastside Rose, Acentos Review, and Ofrenda Magazine. Forthcoming publications will appear in La Raiz Magazine and The San Diego Poetry Annual.
Curator: Josh Jennings Wood
Title: The Creative Writing Conservatory at OCSA
Session Description: Alumni, students, and faculty of the Creative Writing Conservatory at the Orange County School of the Arts will read and perform.
Joshua Jennings Wood is a California-native who directs the Creative Writing Conservatory at the Orange County School of the Arts, a premier arts public-charter that serves talented 7th-12th graders. He has organized such literary events as a “mile-long” comic installation at the Huntington Beach Pier with the National Cartoonist’s Society; the multi-city, multi-art steampunk festival 20/20/20; and the annual county-wide youth slam OC RYSE. He received the John Fowles Writing Center Award for Fiction, and was a finalist in Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers, The North American Review’s James Hurst Poetry Prize, and the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry from Nimrod. His writing also appears in journals like VOLT, SpiralOrb, DIAGRAM, Berkeley Poetry Review, and OccuPoetry.