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.
If you are an educator and want to bring Mega Corazon to your school, contact Fabiola Torralba at firstname.lastname@example.org.