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Aurora Levins Morales reading work in progress from ‘Silt’
November 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Current Adaptations Resident Aurora Levins Morales will present a reading of work in progress on Saturday, November 3, 10:30am at Ashe Power House Theater, 1731 Baronne St. New Orleans. Free and open to the public.
Aurora Levins Morales is an internationally known Puerto Rican Jewish feminist poet and essayist whose work explores issues of identity, social justice, and the interwoven social and natural histories of our landscapes and our bodies. Raised in a house full of books on an abandoned coffee farm in the mountains of Western Puerto Rico by an ecologist father and an artist-intellectual mother, Aurora began writing as a child and never stopped. She’s the author of six books, and her work has appeared in dozens of anthologies, been incorporated into posters, theater performances, Jewish shabbat services, and bathroom stall graffiti. Her writing is both intimate and global, personal and analytical, drawing from multiple traditions, including Latin American feminist testimonio. She likes best to write sequences of short prose poetry sections that amplify, argue with and enrich each other, allowing her to fully express the complexity of her themes. Her current project, Silt weaves together prose poetry water stories of the Mississippi watershed and the Caribbean Sea.