Latinx Poetry Night: Rhythms, Words and Sounds / FLAWA

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A poetry night with an absolutely smashing line up of LatinX women poets. A night that combines spoken word, dance performance and music

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A poetry night with an absolutely smashing line up of LatinX women poets from Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Peru, Mexico, Venezuela. A night that combines spoken word, dance performance and music.

Karlina Veras is a Dominican author and screenwriter turned Londoner. She’s mainly inspired by childhood memories and family anecdotes, and has been writing from an early age. Her first collection of flash fiction in Spanish, Yun Yun (keeps you cool) has been successfully acclaimed by critics of the Latin American literary world. She is currently working on various projects – including a poetry collection, a script for a feature film and the English version of Yun Yun.

Maia Elsner grew up between Oxford and Mexico City, where most of her mother’s family still lives. She was shortlisted for the 2019 White Review Poet’s Prize, and has poems published or forthcoming in Magma, Stand, Blackbox Manifold, The Missouri Review, Willow Springs and Colorado Review, among others. Her work has been anthologized in Un Nuevo Sol: British Latinx Writers (flipped eye, 2019).

Katherine Lockton is an Anglo Bolivian poet living in London. Katherine's work has most recently appeared in The Glasgow Review of Books, Northwords Now, Magma, Poem magazine, The Spectator, PN Review and Ink, Sweat and Tears. She co-edited (with Carlo Pirozzi) an anthology of new Scottish war poems ‘Like Leaves in Autumn’ published by Luath Press. Her work has been anthologized in Un Nuevo Sol: British Latinx Writers (flipped eye, 2019).

Patrizia Longhitano was born in Brazil in 1980 and lived in Manaus until she was eight years old. She moved to Italy with her adoptive parents until 2005 when she decided to move to the UK. Since then, she has been living in London working as a nanny. She started writing poems in English more than ten years ago.

Some of her poems have appeared in the anthology Un Nuevo Sol, The Rialto Magazine, The South Bank Poetry Magazine and The Delinquent.

Ana María Reyes Barrios is a poet from Caracas, Venezuela. Daughter of filmmakers and social justice fighters. She grew up among books, film reels, and folk music which since a very young age helped her to understand that poetry was her way of relating to the world. She studied arts and documentary filmmaking. Her work has been anthologized in Leyendo poesía in London: todas las voces todas, todas (El ojo de la cultura, 2019).

Xaviera Ringeling is a Chilean bilingual poet residing in London since 2012. Her poetry in Spanish was awarded the 2019 New Voices prize by the feminist publishing house Torremozas in Spain. Her first poetry book, Alba, was published in October 2019 by El Ojo de la Cultura, in the UK. She participated in the anthology Leyendo Poesía in London and her poetry in English has been published in the Greenwich Poetry Workshop Pamphlet: The Tide Turns and in the online magazine Perro Negro. She is an active member of the workshops Greenwich Meantime and Greenwich Poetry. Xaviera holds a BA in Philosophy from Universidad Católica de Chile and an MSc in Environmental Politics from UCL. She was born in Paraguay, lived in Ecuador and Bolivia as a child, and resided in New York and Boston during her studies. Xaviera works as a Spanish teacher and an environmental researcher in London.

Marina Sánchez is a Latinx mix of Native American/Spanish/British and an award-winning poet and translator, widely published in literary journals including The Shop, South Bank, Acumen, Obsessed with Pipework, The Reader magazine and online, Anima Press, Magma, Second Light, Scintilla, Stand and Nutshell.

Her work has been anthologized in Un Nuevo Sol: British Latinx Writers (flipped eye, 2019).

Poetry in ensemble: poet Angélica Quintero and dancer Tahaty on the stage (other behind the scenes artists of this performance: Felipe Arevalo, Vane MG, Nomi Corina)

Angélica Quintero is a poet (pen name: Hada Candelaria), creative producer and data semiotician, who wrote the poem I survived (Me salvé) after listening to Rosa Gómez give her testimony to the Colombian Truth Commission in London. Angélica is also the producer of the performance. 

Tahaty, ballet and contemporary dancer, has created a performance that combines elements of her Colombian heritage and her long experience with Arab dances. 

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