Sunday, July 29, 2012

PAST: BOOK LAUNCH: Poet Dan Vera's Book Launch at Busboys and Poets 5th & K St, NW this SAT, April 6th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Free

Saturday, April 6th 
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Come out to Busboys and Poets 5th & K this Saturday for the hometown book launch, sponsored by Split This Rock, of local poet Dan Vera's new book, "Speaking Wiri Wiri." 

"Winner of the inaugural Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize, Dan Vera's "Speaking Wiri Wiri" is a work of historical insight and wry wit, unexpectedly delightful and full of surprises as it meditates on the challenges of multiple identities, ethnicity, geographies of migration, familial displacement, popular history, and more. Everything is fair game for Vera, who finds poetry in the mundane and the monumental, the hidden lives of iconic television stars and the alternate and accidental histories of Latinos in the United States. Carmen Miranda makes an appearance, as do Captain Kirk, Vladimir Nabokov, and José Martí in a literary landscape careening lyrically between lost and found."

Busboys and Poets
5th & K St, NW
Metro: Mt Vernon Sq or Galley Pl - Chinatown and walk, or take the Circulator bus, Georgetown- K St-Union Station route,  to the stop closest to 5th & Mass Ave.

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