This week, I’m excited to share about a few upcoming virtual events, a recent blogpost, and some thoughts on poems by Jose Hernandez Diaz:
WHAT: The Notebooks Collective hosts “In Conversation: Three Poets”
WHEN: Saturday, April 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm EDT
REGISTRATION: Click on “tickets” to register here.
The second virtual event features myself and Kathleen Aguero and is hosted by the Concord Free Public Library. Here’s the full info:
WHAT: Virtual Poetry at the Library: Kathleen Aguero and José Angel Araguz
WHEN: Sunday, April 24 @ 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT
REGISTRATION: To register, click here.
Also, I’m happy to share a recent blogpost I wrote for the Countdown to Muse 2022: “Finding Your People” series. In this short essay, I share some of the key lessons learned in my friendship with poet Dennis Flinn. Read the blogpost here.
Lastly, I wanted to share a link to these two poems by Jose Hernandez Diaz published in the latest issue of The Acentos Review. I assigned the issue to a student and, in discussing the great work featured, we dwelled on these two poems.
In “Huevos Revueltos con Chorizo,” Diaz does a graceful ode to a staple of Mexican desayuno. By engaging in description, memory, and a welcoming tone, the poem evokes the act of breaking bread with someone. In “My Mother’s “Broken” English,” Diaz dynamically raises one person’s “broken” English to art. Some lovely poems to move us into the weekend.
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