Celebrate the 1st Day of National Poetry Month
with the 2019 Mega Corazon
Monday, April 1st
Youth Emphasis 10am – 1pm
General Audience 6 – 10pm
LIVE at the URBAN-15 Studio
(2500 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210)
or ONLINE HERE
In celebration of National Poetry Month, April’s episode of Hidden Histories will present Mega Corazón 2019, 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 1st from 10am-1pm (youth focus) and 6-10pm (general audience) 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 state poet laureate Carmen Tafolla; internationally recognized writer (and Bill Murray’s favorite poet) Naomi Shihab Nye; National Book Award finalist John Phillip Santos; current San Antonio poet laureate Octavio Quintanilla; poetry slam champion Anthony “The Poet” Flores; spoken word artist Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson; San Antonio’s National Poetry Month founder Jim Lavilla-Havelin; Jazz Poets founder Eduardo Garza; playwrite and Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan elder Isaac Cardenas; Jacinto Cardona; Marisol Cortez; Juan Tejeda with Armando Tejeda; Natalia Treviño; Frances Treviño Santos; and Eddie Vega.
Poet bios coming soon! Check back here for updates.
As a special feature of Hidden Histories, this year’s Mega Corazón will also offer a special performance by Juan Tejeda of a 30-stanza corrido written by his father during World War II, highlighting the role of poetry as a oral form of preserving community histories. Air time for this segment TBD–check back for updates.
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 click HERE.
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 https://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, contact Fabiola Torralba at firstname.lastname@example.org.