on Día de los Muertos * MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2 * 5:30 pm PST/8:30 pm EST
Celebrate the publication of Jacqueline Balderrama's first full-length collection, NOW IN COLOR, winner of the 2020 Perugia Press Prize. This event features readings by Balderrama and special guests: poets Sally Ball (author of Hold Sway), Alberto Ríos (Arizona’s inaugural poet laureate), and Juan Felipe Herrera (U.S. Poet Laureate emeritus). Come listen in to poetry in community around this important new book that uses ekphrasis, portraiture, and family mythos to deepen our understanding of hybrid identities and call attention to those impacted by tensions along the U.S.-Mexico border.