Palabra Pura: September
Wed Sep 15 2021 at 06:30 pmUTC-05:00
La Bruquena | Chicago, IL
AdvertisementJoin us for Palabra Pura on September 15 @ La Bruquena! Featuring readings from Luis Tubens (a.k.a. Logan Lu), Tarnynon Onumonu, and Crystal Vance Guerra.
Luis Tubens, a.k.a “Logan Lu”, was born in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood and raised in Logan Square. In 2014, he earned a B.A. in Communications, media and theater from Northeastern Illinois University. Luis has performed poetry across the United States including with the GUILD COMPLEX, Tia Chucha Press, and the National Museum of Mexican Art. He has toured Mexico City in 2016 and 2018 presenting his work at the acclaimed “Show Socrates MX” (2016) and the National Book Fair of Leon GTO (2018) and featured in Puerto Rico at “Poets Passage” and “Gathering of Cities” at Libros AC (2019). He was the 2017 Artists in Residence at Oak Park Public Library. He has also held workshops for the residents of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and students in the Chicago Public Schools. On stage, he has opened for notable acts including Saul Williams and Calle 13. He represented Chicago in the 2014 and 2018 National Poetry Slam. He is the author of Stone Eagle (2017) published by Bobbin Lace Press, Chicago. Currently, Luis is the resident poet for ESSO Funk (2016 Best New Band and Best International Music Act, Chicago Reader). He also is the writer of “Raices to Roots” a theatrical production that weaves dance, poetry and live music to examine and celebrate the Chicago Puerto Rican diaspora.
Tarnynon (Ty-yuh-nuh) Onumonu is an emerging writer, performing and visual artist born and raised in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood on the southeast side of Chicago and is extremely proud of and humbled by her south side citizenship and west african lineage. She has featured at literary spaces and competitions throughout the Midwest and has performed everywhere from nightclubs to bookstores to The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. She recently released her first Broadside “The Darker Girl Manifesto” and EP “Brown Liquor on a Slow Sip” and is currently hard at work on her first poetry collection.
My name is Crystal Vance Guerra and I am a chicana poet, historian, and educator based in and between Chicago and Mexico City.
My art is latinamericanist in root, often Spanglish in expression, and written to be read aloud.
I am the founder of Chicago’s only poetry slam in Spanish, Slam Diáspora, which brings together Latinx poets in the U.S. and Latinamerican poets across South America and the Carribean, to foster unity between our poetic communities.
I have been honored with several prizes in poetry festivals both in Mexico and the U.S. and I continue to lead poetry workshops on both sides of the border.
Previous poems have been published in Acentos Review, Contratiempo, and Mono Ediciones.
Mi nombre es Crystal Vance Guerra y soy una poeta, historiadora y educadora chicana que vive entre Chicago y la Ciudad de México.
Mi arte es latinoamericanista de raíz, a menudo espanglish en expresión, y está escrito para ser leído en voz alta.
Soy la fundadora del único slam de poesía en español de Chicago, Slam Diáspora, que reúne a poetas latinos en los Estados Unidos y poetas latinoamericanos en Sudamérica y el Caribe, para fomentar la unidad entre nuestras comunidades poéticas.
Me han honrado con varios premios en festivales de poesía tanto en México como en Estados Unidos y continúo dirigiendo talleres de poesía en ambos lados de la frontera.
Mis poemas se pueden encontrar en Acentos Review, Contratiempo y Mono Ediciones.