Friday, November 12, 2010

Palabra Pura

Palabra Pura with Luivette Resto and Carlos Cumpián

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: Free
Location: Decima Musa, 1901 S. Loomis, Chicago

Join us for the last Palabra Pura of 2010, featuring Luivette Resto (Los Angeles) and Carlos Cumpián (Chicago).

Luivette Resto was born in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico, but proudly raised in the Bronx. She received her BA in English Literature with a concentration in Latino Studies from Cornell University in 1999. In 2003, she completed her MFA in Creative Writing with a focus on poetry at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her first book of poetry Unfinished Portrait was published in 2008 by Tia Chucha Press. Her book was named a finalist for the 2009 Paterson Poetry Prize. Currently, she lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband, José and their three children. Resto is an adjunct professor at Citrus College where she teaches English Literature and composition writing.

Carlos Cumpián is the author of four poetry books: Coyote Sun, Latino Rainbow, Armadillo Charm and his Fourteen Abriles: Poems has just been released. Cumpián has instructed poetry and creative writing workshops for three decades in schools and libraries all over Chicago and the Midwest.