CoraZones Special: Poetry of the East and West


Aug 21, 2022, 12:00 pm

CoraZones is a reading and writing cipher for the Utah Poetry Slam community. Corazón means heart in Spanish. CoraZones fosters a warm, inclusive space for community members to exercise and strengthen their creativity.

For this special edition, we will move to the Lost Eden Gallery to join the team at Yin Xin Tang tea for a conversation comparing Chinese and English poetic traditions. The conversation will be led by Dr. Paula Jane Mendoza and Master Jung.

*Please come prepared with a method of writing, be it a notepad and writing utensil, laptop, cellphone or whatever.*

CoraZones will start at 12pm at Lost Eden Gallery. Each session will begin with a brief introduction, including chosen pronouns, and an emotional health check-in of participants to gauge the energy people are bringing into the room. After the check-in, the hosts will lead a reading exercise and discussion to teach a literary technique. After the conversation, participants will have time to generate new writing. Time will be provided at the end of the hour for participants to share their newly created work and ask questions.

Read the rules of engagement here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WWXNgoB42uu7HtWUOBqctwVuah0OGfVSvaLlHNFsQ1w/edit?usp=sharing

Paula Jane Mendoza was born in the Philippines, and lived in Bahrain and Qatar, before immigrating to Canada when she was nine. Since then, she's made homes in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Austin, and Denton, Texas, before coming to Salt Lake City, where she recently graduated with a PhD at the University of Utah. She is the author of Play for Time.

This program is made possible with support from Utah Poetry Slam, Yin Xin Tang Tea, Lost Eden Gallery, Plumas Colectiva, and Utah Humanities.

Lost Eden Gallery

511 W 200 S STE 120
Salt Lake City , UT 84101-1343
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Event Contact:

Willy Palomo
palomo@utahhumanities.org

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