Miss Mega Corazon 2018? Catch a Re-screening!

Mega Corazon will rescreen all National Poetry Month!

If you missed your favorite poet, tune in at 10am CST on:

Monday, April 16th

Monday, April 23rd

Monday, April 30th

Click HERE to watch!

In celebration of National Poetry Month, April’s episode of Hidden Histories will present Mega Corazón 2018, URBAN-15’s annual spoken word marathon featuring San Antonio’s premiere performance poets. Celebrating a hybrid San Antonio poetic tradition that combines street, classical, and slam performance styles, Mega Corazón is frontal, improvisational, at times painful, and often choreographed for a highly visual impact. This year’s Mega Corazón will take place on Monday, April 2nd from 1-9pm and can be viewed live and for free either in-studio (2500 S. Presa 78210) or online (urban15.org/live-stream).

Poets confirmed to date include former Texas Poet Laureate and inaugural San Antonio Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla; current San Antonio Poet Laureate Octavio Quintanilla; National Book Award finalist John Phillip Santos; Express-News poetry editor Jim LaVilla-Havelin; poetry slam champion Anthony “The Poet” Flores; Wings Press publisher Bryce Milligan; Jazz Poets founder Eduardo Garza, beloved spoken word artist Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson; playwright, poet and Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan elder Isaac Cardenas; and talented San Antonio poets Frances Treviño Santos, Eddie Vega, Natalia Treviño, Jacinto Cardona, Jessica Tilton-Zertuche, and Nathan Zertuche.

To view poet bios, please click here.

As a special feature of Hidden Histories, this year’s Mega Corazón will also offer commentary on San Antonio’s literary history by Jim LaVilla-Havelin, founder of National Poetry Month in San Antonio, as well as by Bryce Milligan on his recent edited volume Literary San Antonio. This segment will run 7pm-8pm.

For more information on the Hidden Histories series, or to view previous installments, please visit http://hiddenhistories.tv/

For performance videos from previous productions of Mega Corazón, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi9WZRNTanM

All live and online screenings of Hidden Histories are free of charge. Live screenings take place at the URBAN-15 studio (2500 S. Presa 78204) or online at http://urban15.org/live-stream. Afterwards, episodes are archived online at http://hiddenhistories.tv/archives/

If you are an educator and want to bring Mega Corazon to your school or request a workshop with one of the Mega Corazon poets, contact Anthony “The Poet” Flores at anthonythepoet@gmail.com.