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Malvern Presents: W. Joe's Poetry Corner with Christopher Carmona

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W. Joe’s Poetry Corner with Christopher Carmona


November 19, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm




W. Joe's Poetry Corner

Presenting W. Joe’s Poetry Corner, in which our host W. Joe Hoppe interviews a poet, who will then give a reading and answer questions from audience members. This month, Joe will play host to Christopher Carmona.

Christopher Carmona is a Chican@ Beat poet from the Rio Grande Valley of Deep South Texas. The Texas Observer recognized him as being one of the top five writers in 2014. He was a nominee for the Alfredo Cisneros de Miral Foundation Award for Writers in 2011 and a Pushcart Prize nominee in 2013. He has two books of poetry,beat and I Have Always Been Here. He edited The Beatest State In The Union: An Anthology of Beat Texas Writings with Chuck Taylor and Rob Johnson and is working on a book calledNuev@s Voces Poeticas: A Dialogue about New Chican@ Poetics with Isaac Chavarria, Gabriel Sanchez, and Rossy Lima Padilla to be published by Slough Press in 2015. Currently he is the organizer of the Annual Beat Poetry and Arts Festival and the Artistic Director of the Coalition of New Chican@ Artists.