‘Two Streams — One River’ poetry reading Sunday at Centro
On Sunday, Feb. 5 at 4 p.m., the Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos will host the fourth of a series of bi-monthly poetry and short story readings titled “Two Streams ~ One River: Readings from Our Lives” featuring authors from both north and south of the border, reading in both English and Spanish. On this occasion authors Norma Cantú and Ramiro Rodríguez will be reading selections from their own works.
Cantú currently serves as the Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Trinity University in San Antonio. Publishing in the areas of folklore, literary studies, women’s studies and border studies, she is the author of Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera. She is editor of two book series: Literatures of the Americas for Palgrave and Rio Grande/Rio Bravo for Texas A&M Press, she fosters the publication of critical scholarship on Latinx and Chicanxs. She is cofounder of CantoMundo, a space for Latin@ poets and a member of the Macondo Writers Workshop.
Rodríguez (Nuevo Laredo, 1966) received the State of Tamaulipas Poetry Award in 2008 (ITCA) and the State of Tamaulipas Poetry Award “Altaír Tejeda de Tamez” 2008 (SET), the two most important poetry awards in that state of Mexico. Some of his poems and short stories are included in anthologies published in Tamaulipas, Mexico City, Spain, Chile, Peru and Brazil, as well as literary magazines. He is the author of 10 anthologies, more than 20 books of poetry and four short story collections.
The event is open to the public and refreshments will be served. El Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos is located at 211 Lee Street in San Marcos.