TLA Latino Caucus Presents:
Liliana Valenzuela’s Codex of Love
Join us in celebrating the recent release of Liliana Valenzuela’s Codex of Love: Bendita ternura. Liliana will be joined by poets Jo Reyes-Boitel and Edward Vidaurre.
This event will take place via Zoom; please see details below. The book can be purchased via our online store here, or call us on 512-322-2097 to arrange curbside pick up.
Codex of Love: Bendita ternura is a migration of spirit. Liliana Valenzuela takes us by the hand and shows us where she comes from, where she’s been, and where she is through a collection that at times reads like a song and other times like a prayer. Valenzuela’s voice whispers to us and gives us pleasure. She is kind in her sensuality and transcendent in matters of the heart. The five sections in the collection are as visual as they are thought-provoking, through a metaphorical journey that’s tender and urgent. A well thought and well written poetic entrée for the starving reader.
Edward Vidaurre is the author of seven collections of poetry. He is the 2018-2019 City of McAllen, Texas Poet Laureate, a four-time Pushcart-nominated poet, and publisher of FlowerSong Press. His writings have appeared or are forthcoming in The New York Times, The Texas Observer, Grist, Poet Lore, The Acentos Review, Poetrybay, Voices de la Luna, as well as other journals and anthologies. Vidaurre is from Boyle Heights, California and now resides in McAllen, Texas with his wife and daughter.
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"WHEN THE VIRUS CAME CALLING: COVID-19 Strikes America"
Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 4 PM – 6 PM PDT
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National book launch by GOLDEN FOOTHILLS PRESS for a historic anthology of poems, personal essays, and short fiction written by 45 distinguished authors from across America starting with when COVID struck.
Edited by national award-winning author, THELMA T. REYNA, this book depicts the grief, loss, hope, and courage that shaped us in real time as our lives changed dramatically. 33 of these top authors will read their work from the book. Come share this journey with us!
AUTHORS READING THEIR WORK
US PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL POET:
Edward Vidaurre – Texas
Elline Lipkin – California
Hazel Clayton Harrison –California
Marlene Hitt --California
Mary Langer Thompson --California
Radomir Vojtech Luza --California
Thelma T. Reyna –California
EDITORS, PUBLISHERS, PROGRAMS
Don Kingfisher Campbell –California
Gerda Govine Ituarte --California
GT Foster –California
Jimmy Recinos --California
Pauli Dutton -- California
Peter J. Harris –California & Washington, D.C.
RD Armstrong --California
Seven Dhar --California
Joshua Corwin –California
Tresha Faye Haefner --Costa Rica
PROFESSORS, WRITING INSTRUCTORS
Amy L. Alley --South Carolina
Carolyn Clark --New York
Cassie Premo Steele --South Carolina
Christine E. Reyna --Illinois
Mel Donalson --California
Mara Adamitz Scrupe -- Virginia
Michael Haussler --California
Judie Rae --Northern California
Judy Bebelaar --Northern California
Lauren S. Reynolds -- Michigan
Wanita Zumbrunnen --Missouri
OTHER AWARD-WINNING AUTHORS:
David Dephy -- New York
Maija Rhee Devine --Washington
Nancy Shiffrin –California
Victor Cass --California