• Signe Hammer
    Join San Miguel PEN on Tue, May 4, at 6pm San Miguel / US Central Time for a Zoom reading and discussion to celebrate the groundbreaking new anthology, Resistencia: Poems of Protest and Revolution. With an introduction by acclaimed author and US National Medal of Arts recipient Julia Alvarez, Resistencia is a powerful collection of voices ranging from icons of the movement to some of the most exciting contemporary poets.


    In English and Spanish (and maybe some Spanglish), co-editors Mark Eisner and Tina Escaja will weave a lively reading from the anthology with a discussion of the evolution of resistance poetry in Latin America and of how the project came about. They will be joined by anthology contributor and leading Mexican feminist poet Kyra Galván, who will provide an intimate spotlight on the tradition of resistance poetry in Mexico, reading the work of the distinguished 20th-century writer and feminist Rosario Castellanos as well as her own poems.

    Register on our website, sanmiguelpen.com, to receive a free Zoom link, or listen on our San Miguel PEN Facebook page (sanmiguelpen).

    San Miguel PEN is a chapter of PEN International, the organization of writers that fights for freedom of expression around the world. For more information and to register, visit sanmiguelpen.com.

    Mark Eisner
    has spent most of the past two decades working on projects related to Pablo Neruda. His 2018 biography, Neruda: The Biography of a Poet (The Poet's Calling), was a finalist for the 2019 PEN Award for Biography. He conceived, edited, and was a principal translator for The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems (2004), and is producing a documentary film on Neruda. His new book project is on the life and work of revolutionary photographer Tina Modotti in 1920's Mexico.

    Tina Escaja
    is a Spanish-American author, digital artist and Distinguished Professor of Romance Languages and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Vermont. As a literary critic, she has published extensively on gender and contemporary Latin American and Spanish poetry and technologies. Her internationally-exhibited, award-winning creative work includes digital art, robotics, augmented reality and multimedia projects.

    Kyra Galván
    is one of Mexico’s leading contemporary writers and beloved teachers. A contributor to Resistencia, she has been greatly respected for how her feminist perspective informs her prolific writing, which includes seven books of poetry, three novels, and numerous works for children. Her awards include the 1980 Mexican National Young Poet’s Prize and fellowships from the Centro Mexicano de Escritores and Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. Kyra lives in Mexico City.
  • Reminder Bunny
    Reminder: This is happening Tuesday May 4.
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