When: Sat., Oct. 29, 2-4 p.m. 2016
Liliana Valenzuela is the acclaimed Spanish language translator of works by Sandra Cisneros, Julia Alvarez, Denise Chávez and other. In her book Codex of Journeys: Bendito Camino, journey into the world of borders, from Ghana to Cuba to Texas, Valenzuela weaves a road in forms of poetry, and we glimpse what it is like to be a woman of color in a world filled with cultural and gender insecurities. Here are poems that cry out injustices and yet, celebrate the perfection of identity, self, and culture. These is a Spanish and English collection, with some poems translated by Angela McEwan, award-winning translator.