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Cardboard House Press Bilingual Poetry Series – Phoenix

April 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


*Puedes leer la descripción en español después de la que está en inglés.

On April 4th, visit Phoenix Art Museum to enjoy the bilingual reading in Spanish and English by authors and translators Omar Pimienta (Tijuana), Susan Briante (Tucson), and José Antonio Villarán (Santa Cruz/Lima). Pimienta will read from his most recent book, Album of Fences, translated into English by José Antonio Villarán and published by Cardboard House Press. Susan Briante will read from her latest collection, The Market Wonders (Ahsahta Press). Giancarlo Huapaya, poet and editor of Cardboard House Press, has translated a selection of Briante’s poems into Spanish and will accompany her for a bilingual reading.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP at http://www.phxart.org/event/6901cf57-0856-cf7f-c4dd-10c734c99a8a

Presented by Cardboard House Press. Supported by a grant from Arizona Humanities.


El día 4 de abril visita el Museo de Arte de Phoenix para disfrutar de la lectura bilingüe, en español e inglés, de lxs poetas y traductores Omar Pimienta (Tijuana), Susan Briante (Tucson) y José Antonio Villarán (Santa Cruz/Lima). Pimienta leerá de su más reciente libro publicado en EEUU por Cardboard House Press,The Album of Fences, traducido al inglés por José Antonio Villarán. Susan Briante leerá de su última colección, The Market Wonders (Ahsahta Press). Giancarlo Huapaya, poeta y editor de Cardboard House Press, ha traducido una selección de poemas de la obra de Briante al español y la acompañará en su lectura bilingüe.

Esta lectura es gratis para el público general. Pueden reservar los boletos en http://www.phxart.org/event/6901cf57-0856-cf7f-c4dd-10c734c99a8a

Presentado por Cardboard House Press. Apoyado por una beca del Arizona Humanities.



Omar Pimienta is an interdisciplinary artist and writer who lives and works in the San Diego / Tijuana border region. His artistic practice examines questions of identity, migration, citizenship, emergency poetics, landscape and memory. His work has been presented in museums and cultural centers of the U.S. Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Morocco, and Spain. He has published four books of poetry: Primera Persona Ella (La Linea/Anortecer 2004); La Libertad: Ciudad de paso (awarded the 2006 CONACULTA / CECUT Publication prize); Escribo desde Aquí (Pre-Textos 2009, awarded the Emilio Prado 10th International Publication prize from the Centro Cultural Generación del 27 Malaga Spain in 2009); and his most recent book, Álbum de las rejas, (Liliputienses 2016). He is currently a PhD candidate in Literature at the University of California, San Diego, and he received his MFA in Visual Arts from the same institution.

Susan Briante is the author most recently of The Market Wonders (Ahsahta Press), which the Kenyon Review calls “masterful at every turn.” Briante is also the author of the poetry collections Pioneers in the Study of Motion and Utopia Minus (an Academy of American Poets Notable Book of 2011). Briante writes creative nonfiction and essays on documentary poetics as well as on the relationship between place and cultural memory. Some of these can be found inGulf Coast, Guernica, Black Warrior Review, Jacket2 and The Believer. Her poems and essays been collected in the anthologies Poems for Political Diaster (Boston Review), The Force of What’s Possible, The Volta Book of Poets, The Arcadia Project: the North American Postmodern Pastoral, and An Introduction to the Prose Poem among many others. Briante is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of Arizona, where she serves as faculty liaison and educational facilitator for the Southwest Field Studies in Writing Program. She also produces and hosts the radio program Speedway and Swan, an hour of free-form poetry and music on KXCI 91.3 Tucson.

Jose Antonio Villarán is the author of la distancia es siempre la misma (Matalamanga, 2006) and el cerrajero / the locksmith (AUB, 2012). In 2008 he created the AMLT project, an exploration of hypertext literature and collective authorship; the project was sponsored by Puma from 2011-2014. His third book, titled open pit, is forthcoming from AUB (Lima) in 2018. He holds an MFA in Writing from the University of California-San Diego, and is currently a PhD student of Literature at the University of California-Santa Cruz. Some of his translations from The Album of Fences were published in Entropy Magazine and Boom California.


April 4, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N Central Ave,
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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