Celebrate National Poetry Month with the 2019 Mega Corazon! Broadcast rescreens every Monday and Friday, 9am – 4pm CST
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In celebration of National Poetry Month, URBAN-15 presents Mega Corazón 2019, our 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 rescreen every Monday and Friday throughout the month of April from 9am – 4pm CST, and can be viewed for free online (urban15.org/live-stream).
Poets 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; playwright Gregg Barrios; Jazz Poets founder Eduardo Garza; Jacinto Cardona; Marisol Cortez; Genesis Linares; Don Mathis; Juan Tejeda with Armando Tejeda; Natalia Treviño; Frances Treviño Santos; Eddie Vega; and Mobi Warren.
Poet bios HERE.
Schedule of poets HERE.
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 is 7:20pm.
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 online screenings of Hidden Histories are free of charge at http://urban15.org/live-stream. Hidden Histories segment will be 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 email@example.com.