Broadside Reading Series: Xavier Valcárcel and Cristina Olivares
May 11, 6:30 pm - May 25, 8:00 pm
With Xavier Valcárcel and Cristina Olivares
The Center’s Broadside Reading Series produces 12 limited-edition letterpress-printed broadsides each year, featuring the poetry of New York-based writers of diverse backgrounds. Our Spring 2018 series is organized by Guest Curator Urayoan Noel, Puerto Rican poet, performer, professor, and polemicist.
More about the Writers:
Xavier Valcárcel (1985) is a Puerto Rican writer and editor. In 2009, he founded in San Juan, along with Puerto Rican poet and translator Nicole Delgado, the editorial project Atarraya Cartonera, the first Cartonera project in the Caribbean. He has published six poetry books: Cama onda (2007), Anzuelos y carnadas (2009), Palo de lluvia (2010), Restos de lumbre y despedida (2012), El deber del pan (2014), and Fe de calendario (2016). His work has been included in a variety of anthologies and translated to English, German and Portuguese.
Cristina Olivares is the author of No Map of the Earth Includes Stars (2015), winner of the 2014 Marsh Hawk Press Book Prize, and of the chaplet Interrupt (2015), published by Belladonna* Collaborative. Her chapbook Hijx de las Americas, winner of the 2014 Vinyl 45s Chapbook Contest, is forthcoming. She is the recipient of two Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grants and a 2015-2016 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency. Olivares is a queer Cubanx-American poet and educator from the Bronx in New York City. She moves with Black Lives Matter and works towards poverty abolition.
Suggested donation: $10 / $5 members
Guests receive a free letterpress broadside, produced by artists at the Center.
The Center’s Literary Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.