Monday, December 7, 2009
Poet Jacqueline León AND Neruda Tribute Dec. 18 at Cornelia Street
Jacqueline León is from Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico. Since kindergarden, even before she knew how to read, she would memorize poems and recite. In elementary school and secondary school, she was chosen for to read in poetry contests, and won a few awards. She was also selected to recite poetry at numerous festivals. She moved to Cancun in her 20s and started writing her own poems. In 2002, she moved to New York, and within a few years, began reading her work at numerous local venues. "I like to write about my experiences on life, try to laugh at the bad, and analyze and investigate things, from love and passion to injustice."
Chilean-born poet Pablo Neruda is considered one of the greatest and most influential poets of the 20th century. He always wrote in green ink because it was the color of Esperanza (hope). Celebrate hope for the new year at the final Son of a Pony reading of 2009 by sharing your favorite Neruda poem in English or Spanish or both. Everyone who reads a Neruda poem will receive a green pen.
The featured reading by León follows the Neruda session and the fabulous Son of a Pony open reading at the cafe. Poet-concierge Kat Georges hosts. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; the open reading begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $7, which includes a free drink.
Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, between W. 4th Street & Bleecker, just around the corner from the W. 4th Street subway station. Phone: 212-989-9319. www.corneliastreetcafe.com
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2009
6 PM | CORNELIA STREET CAFE
SON OF A PONY
Featured reader: Jacqueline León
Tribute to Pablo Neruda
NYC's Best Open POETRY Mike
Host: Kat Georges
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