POETRY READING: Reflections Next to Yr Skin (Reflexiones junto a tu piel)

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POETRY READING: Reflections Next to Yr Skin (Reflexiones junto a tu piel)

ASH PONDERS, JOEL SALCIDO

Mon, September 17, 2018

6:00 pm

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POETRY READING: Reflections Next to Yr Skin (Reflexiones junto a tu piel)
POETRY READING: Reflections Next to Yr Skin (Reflexiones junto a tu piel)
Reflections Next to Yr Skin (Reflexiones junto a tu piel)
Diana Morán, translated by Ash Ponders

Born in Panama City on November 17th, 1932, Dr. Diana Morán led a life of social, sexual, and political activism that saw her arrested and exiled while still winning the country’s top prize for literature. A poet, union leader, professor, critic, and historian, Morán’s indelible if obscured legacy in Panama remains her ardent advocacy for feminism, the cultures of the isthmus, and a holistic appreciation of art in its myriad forms. Reflections Next to Yr Skin is Morán's first book translated into English.

In 1968, Morán was exiled from Panama by the Martínez & Torrijos Junta. Fearing for her life, she fled to Mexico City where she finished her doctorate at El Colegio de Mexico, worked at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, and continued her polemic resistance to the military governments, imperialism, reactionary contras, and sexism. Her students, friends, and peers continued her work in Panama even after her exile.

Diana Morán died at her desk, still in exile, in 1987. Her published works are Eva definida (1959), Ficción e historia: la narrativa de José Emilio Pacheco (1979, with Ivette Jiménez de Baez and Edith Negrín), Soberana presencia de la patria (1964), En el nombre del hijo (1966), and Reflexiones junto a tu piel (1982). Her doctoral thesis, Cien Años de Soledad: Novela de la desmitificación (1987), and first book, Gaviotas de cruz abierta (1992), which won the the Ricardo Miró National Literary Contest of the Republic of Panama, were both published posthumously.
ASH PONDERS
ASH PONDERS
Panamanian multimedia artist Ash Ponders lives in the Sonoran Desert making visuals for newspapers and art galleries. His recent work has been covered by the New York Times, BBC, CNN and Teen Vogue. In his spare time he translates poems, chases hot air balloons, teaches firearms safety, and tutors adults in both Spanish and English.
JOEL SALCIDO
JOEL SALCIDO
Joel Salcido was born in the San Fernando Valley and raised in West Phoenix. He is the son of Mexican immigrants, a first-generation college graduate, a husband, and father of three sons. His work has been featured in Write On, Downtown, Public Pool, The Decolonizer, and Four Chambers Press among others. He is the recipient of a University Graduate Fellowship from Arizona State University and a Virginia G. Piper Creative Research Fellowship. Joel is the Editor-in-Chief of Hayden’s Ferry Review and an MFA candidate in poetry at Arizona State University.
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