Memorias from the Beltway: A Book Launch and Reading with Mauricio Novoa
7:00 PM, 5 February 2021
Sponsored by Red Salmon Arts
Special Guests: TBA
Memorias from the Beltway holds us at attention to listen and contend with themes of working-class survivalism, spiritual tenacity, hip hop articulations, and el exilio to disrupt our own understandings of plural Latinidad. Through his poetry, Novoa encapsulates nuances about salvadoreño masculinity and quiet invocation of memory, place, and intergenerationality, and familial strife, bonds, and strength.
About the author:
Mauricio Novoa, originally from Glenmont, Maryland, is currently living in Austin, Texas. He received his MFA at Queens University of Charlotte. Recent work has been published in the anthologies The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States, and The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext. Other work can be found in The Petigru Review, Acentos Review, Blue Mesa Review and Latino Book Review.
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Red Salmon Arts is a 501(c)3 grassroots cultural arts organization, with a thirty-year history of working with the indigenous neighborhoods of Austin. RSA is dedicated to the development of emerging writers and the promotion of Chicanx/@/Latinx/@/Native American literature, providing outlets and mechanisms for cultural exchange, and sharing in the retrieval of a people’s cultural heritage with a commitment to social justice.