/ Nov

Free Entry


The Movement Underground Library
1412 E Commerce St, San Antonio, Texas 78205
06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
“Rant. Chant. Chisme. is the debut collection of poetry by south Texas native Amalia Ortiz, featuring writing from the first decade of her career. This is Tex-Mex life on the border from the perspective of a young Chicana struggling to write herself into existence. These poems introduce a unique transcultural feminist viewpoint. The award-winning performance poet known for her dynamic delivery style relinquishes control of her writing to the reader, but not without first imparting the theatrical stage directions stated in the book’s title — Rant. Chant. Chisme. — which commands readers to recite these poems aloud in a spoken word celebration exploring culture, music, and place while encouraging the reader to embrace diversity and find their own storytelling voice. This work is a powerful call to social and political change along the borderlands.” –Wings Press

Join Amalia and The Underground Library for a night of poetry and chisme. As the featured poet, Amalia will read excerpts from her collection and take audiance questions. If time permits, there will be an open mic portion for guests to step up & out and rant their own chisme.

Snacks & drinks provided.
Donation suggested.

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