National Poetry Month is for everyone, and so is El Centro Su Teatros tenth annual Neruda Poetry Festival
, which begins today, smack dab in the middle of the nations bardish celebration of metered, arranged, improvised and performed verbiage. And youll enjoy some of each during this three-day event, kicking off on April 16 with Homecooked Poetry
, a poetic homage to Chicano movement veterans Flor Lovato and Margie Domingo, 7 p.m. at El Centro, 4725 High Street. The annual Barrio Slam
performance poetry bash returns Friday, April 17, at the same time, and on Saturday, April 18, Su Teatros Tacos and Words Literary Salon
will host the Anaya Project, featuring creative responses to the troupes workshopped stage version of Rudolfo Anayas Bless Me Ultima
by local and regional voices, at 5:30 p.m., followed by the fests main event, ¡Representa!,
a word theater presentation by guest poets Paul S. Flores and Julio Cardenas, at 8:05 p.m.
Admission to the various events ranges from $5 to $18; log on to www.suteatro.org for information, or call 303-296-0219 to reserve tickets in advance.
April 16-18, 2009