This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the Glendale Library at 1375 S Concord Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84104.
Diana Marie Delgado and Leticia Hernández-Linares, will read from and sign their new poetry collections, Tracing the Horse and Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl as part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival.
After the reading, Delgado and Hernández-Linares will be in conversation moderated by youth poet Chelsea Guevara.
Set in Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley, Diana Marie Delgado’s debut poetry collection Tracing the Horse follows the coming-of-age of a young Mexican-American woman trying to make sense of who she is amidst a family and community weighted by violence and addiction. With bracing vulnerability, the collection chronicles the effects of her father’s addiction and her brother’s incarceration, asking the reader to consider reclamation and the power of the self.
Leticia Hernández-Linares is an educator, interdisciplinary artist, and author of the poetry collection Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl (Tía Chucha Press, 2015). She is also the co-editor of The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States. Widely published, her work appears in collections and journals such as Latinas: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA, Street Art San Francisco, This Bridge We Call Home, Huizache, and Pilgrimage. A 2017 San Francisco Library Laureate, she is the recipient of four San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist grants, and has received support from the Creative Work Fund and the Zellerbach Family Foundation. A long time community worker and Mission resident, she teaches in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University.
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