Meet Jose Ballesteros
- August 23, 2017
The author of Knocking on the Door of the White House comes to DC on Fri., Aug. 25th, at 7PM.
José Ballesteros - Knocking on the Door of the White House: Latino and Latina Poets in Washington, D.C. (2001-2009). Zozobra Publishing was established in 2013 and is dedicated to publishing bilingual English-Spanish editions of the best Spanish-language poetry by Latinx writers living in the U.S. Co-edited by Ballesteros, one of Zozobra’s founders, this anthology features work by twenty-three writers in the Washington area.Join us to launch the collection and discuss challenges and goals of being a Latinx writer in this city with co-editors Ballesteros, author of the collection, Lovedust/Polvo enamorado, and Carlos Parada Ayala, author of Light of the Storm and a winner of D.C.’s Larry Neal Poetry Award; poets Samuel Miranda, founder of the poetry collective, Tres Raíces and Martha Sanchez-Lowery, author of the chapbook, Bocanegra and executive producer of the CD Poetry Alive at Iota, and translator Deborah Sobeloff, a writer, teacher, and recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in Poetry.
This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
At Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Click here for info.