When Poetry Sings of Destruction: Machetes, Barbarians, and Ricochets
- 10:00 am - 11:00 am
- | Location of Session: Latino Collection Resource Center
- Adult Sessions
- Start of Signing: 11:15 AM
- | Signing Location: Festival Marketplace
About the Event
Tackling everything from idols like Billie Holiday to identity and sorrow, poets Tomás Q. Morín (Machete), Roger Reeves (Best Barbarian), and Alexandra van de Kamp (Ricochet Script) invite you to spend time with strong topics and share in the vulnerability of poetry.
About the Authors
Octavio Quintanilla is the author of the poetry collection, If I Go Missing (Slough Press, 2014) and served as the 2018-2020 Poet Laureate of San Antonio, TX. His poetry, fiction, translations, and photography have appeared in numerous literary journals and his visual work has been exhibited in various galleries and art spaces including Southwest School of Art, Presa House Gallery, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, and Equinox Gallery. He teaches Literature and Creative Writing in the M.A./M.F.A. program at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.