Cinco de Mayo: Virtual Celebration

Cinco de Mayo: Virtual Celebration Commemorating

90th Anniversary of Parque Zaragoza, Wednesday, 6 PM 5 May 2021 FB Live

Poetry by:  ire’ne lara silva, Mauricio Novoa, Gris Muñoz, and jo reyes-boitel Music by Johnny Degollado

ire’ne lara silva is the author of three poetry collections, furiaBlood Sugar Canto, and Cuicacalli/House of Song, and a short story collection, flesh to bone, which won Premio Aztlan, FMI: https://irenelarasilva.wordpress.com

Mauricio Novoa was born and raised in Glenmont, MD to Salvadoran refugees. His work has been published in The Petigru ReviewBlue Mesa Review, the anthology The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United Statesto name a few. His first full-length publication, Memorias from the Beltway is a jointly published by Red Salmon Press and FlowerSong Press, FMI: https://www.mauricionovoa.com

Gris Muñoz is a Xicana of Apache descent, fronteriza poet and storyteller. She is the author of Coatlicue Girl. Her work has been highlighted by The RumpusBitch Media and The Smithsonian Latino Center among others, FMI: https://grismunoz.com

jo reyes-boitel is a poet, essayist, and playwright. jo is also a queer, mixed-Latinx parent working in community, a former music researcher, and novice hand percussionist. jo’s work includes Michael + Josephine, a novel in verse (FlowerSong Press, 2019) and the forthcoming chapbook mouth (Neon Hemlock, 2021), FMI: https://joreyesboitel.com

FMI on Johnny Degollado and his band: https://www.pbs.org/accordiondreams/pioneers/bios/johnnydegollado.html

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

Sponsors: Amigos de Parque Zaragoza, Austin-Saltillo Sister Cities Association, East Austin Conservancy, Emma S. Barriento Mexican American Cultural Center, Red Salmon Arts