Saturday, October 10, 2009
Laura Solórzano, Dolores Dorantes and Jen Hofer
Start: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 7:30pm
Time: Reading begins at 7:30PM.
Cost: Free admission, all ages.
Location: Décima Musa, 1901 S. Loomis, Chicago.
Laura Solórzano is the author, most recently, of Boca perdida (2005), lobo de labio (2001) and Semilla de Ficus (1999). Jen Hofer’s en face translation of lobo de labio was published as lip wolf by Action Books in March 2007. Laura is on the editorial board of the literary arts magazine Tragaluz, and currently teaches writing at the Centro de Arte Audiovisual in Guadalajara. Both Dorantes and Solórzano appeared in the anthology Sin puertas visibles: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by Mexican Women (ed. and trans. Jen Hofer, 2003).
Dolores Dorantes’s most recent books include sexoPUROsexoVELOZ (2004) and Lola (cartas cortas) (2002). A translation of sexoPUROsexoVELOZ and Septiembre, books two and three of Dolores Dorantes by Dolores Dorantes, have been translated by Jen Hofer and published by Counterpath Press and Kenning Editions. Dorantes was born in Veracruz in 1973 and has lived most of her life in Ciudad Juárez, where socioeconomic violence and politically-charged daily brutalities have informed her work as a poet, journalist, and cultural worker. She is a founding member of the border arts collective Compañía Frugal (The Frugal Company), which counts among its activities publication of the monthly poetry broadside series Hoja Frugal, printed in editions of 4,000 and distributed free throughout Mexico.
Jen Hofer is the editor and translator of Sin Puertas Visibles, an anthology of contemporary poetry by Mexican women which was co-published by University of Pittsburgh Press and Ediciones Sin Nombre in 2003. Her other works include as far as (a+bend press, 1999), "Laws," the July 2001 issue of A.BACUS, and The 3:15 Experiment, in conjunction with Lee Ann Brown, Danika Dinsmore and Bernadette Mayer (The Owl Press, 2001). Her first book of poems, Slide Rule, was published by subpress in 2002. She lives in Los Angeles.