Readers and Riders: Metro Poetry Series with Carmen Calatayud
Join us for our third Readers and Riders as Carmen Calatayud reads works written in response to Arizona’s racial profiling law SB 1070, as well as poems that dare to address racism or cultural pride in the U.S. After her reading, we will end our ride at U St Metro Stop and invite you to come along to Busboys and Poets for their “Sunday Kind of Love” open mic.
Carmen is a poet and psychotherapist in Washington, DC. Born to a Spanish father and Irish mother in the U.S., her poetry has appeared in journals such as Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, Red River Review and PALABRA: A Magazine of Chicano and Latino Literary Art. Her poems are anthologized in various collections, including DC Poets Against the War: An Anthology. Her poetry manuscript Cave Walk was a runner-up for the 2010 Walt Whitman Award. She won a 2003 Larry Neal Poetry Award and was a finalist for the 2004 Rita Dove Poetry Award and the 2005 Joy Harjo Poetry Award. Calatayud lived and wrote in Tucson in the 1990s, where she worked as a literacy advocate. She is a poet moderator for Poets Responding to SB 1070, a Facebook group that focuses on Arizona’s law that legalizes racial profiling.
Meet at L»Enfant Plaza on the blue line headed towards Franconia-Springfield then loop back on the green line, ending at U St Metro
Address will be emailed upon registration.