Intercambios: Lesbian Poetics Across Fronteras


Sep 20, 2021, 7:00 pm

Join Artes de Mexico en Utah for an enchanting reading and conversation with three of Latin America's sharpest lesbian poets.

Zoom link to be provided soon.

Ely Rosa Zamora left her native Venezuela after graduating from the National School for the Performing Arts in Caracas. She came to New York in 1998 invited by the legendary Judith Malina to join The Living Theater. In 2009 she received an MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish from New York University. She is the author of the poetry collections He sentido un gesto removerlo todo, (2019), La nitidez del embudo, (2015), Unspecific Object, an artist book in collaboration with Barbara Madsen, (2015), Sin lengua y otras imposibilidades dramáticas, (2013), and Sin lengua/No Tongue, (2011). Her work has been presented in Argentina, Ecuador, El Salvador, Peru, Venezuela, England, Italy, Morocco and the United States. Her book Unspecific Object, in collaboration with Barbara Madsen, is in the permanent collection of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco Museum of Art; Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA; and Lafayette College, Easton, PA. She is the director and producer of the bilingual poetry reading series Voces de la ciudad/ Voices of the City in New York City, and she is a Spanish professor at Middlesex County College, NJ.

Joshua Jennifer Espinoza is a trans woman poet. Her work has been featured in The American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, Poem-a-day @ Poets.org, Denver Quarterly, and Washington Square Review, among others. She is the author of two poetry collections: I’m Alive / It Hurts / I Love It (Big Lucks 2019), and THERE SHOULD BE FLOWERS (Civil Coping Mechanisms 2016). She is currently an MFA candidate in poetry at UC Riverside.

Marielos Olivo (San Salvador, 12/27/1977) Lesbian feminist, psychologist and poet. Currently working on her MFA in Creative Writing at la Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Her work tackles the gendered violence, social justice, and lesbian feminism. Her poems have been published in Diario CoLatina, online journals El Beisman, Revista Mare and more.


This program is made possible with support from Utah Humanities and Artes de Mexico en Utah.

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1578 W 1700 S
Salt Lake City , UT 84104-3470
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Event Contact:

Willy Palomo
palomo@utahhumanities.org

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