Yesika Salgado: Hermosa on the 2nd floor (with Aziza Barnes)
Thursday November 7: 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the event.
Hermosa is the path to becoming one’s own home. A thread pulled when Salgado thinks about who she is and who she has been. Beyond the survival, grief, and fight, Hermosa lives in the small moments hidden beneath it all. A journey of firsts, of mistakes, of celebrations, of the love, the crush, the disaster, the rebuilding, and the never-ending cycle of growth. Join us in the Rare Book Room as Yesika Salgado launches her new book Hermosa. Yesika will be joined in conversation by fellow author Aziza Barnes.
Join us in the Rare Book Room as Yesika Salgado launches her new book Hermosa. Yesika will be joined in conversation by fellow author Aziza Barnes.
Yesika Salgado is a Los Angeles based Salvadoran poet who writes about her family, her culture, her city, and her brown body. She has shared her work in venues and campuses throughout the country. Salgado is a four time member of Da Poetry Lounge Slam Team and a 2017 and 2018 National Poetry Slam finalist. Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Latina Magazine, Univision, Vibe Magazine, Huffington Post, NPR, TEDx and many digital platforms. She is the co-founder of the Latina feminist collective Chingona Fire and an internationally recognized body positivity activist. Yesika is the author of the Amazon best-sellers Corazón and Tesoro, published with Not a Cult.
Aziza Barnes is blk & alive. Aziza's first collection, i be but i ain't, was the 2015 winner of the Pament River Prize from YesYes Books. Barnes' play, BLKS, was produced in Chicago at the Steppenwolf Theater in 2017, and is to be produced at Wooly Mammoth Theater in DC and MCC Theater in New York in 2019. Barnes' is a cohost of the podcast The Poetry Gods, and is a Cave Canem fellow.