Catch encore presentations of Mega Corazón 2020 all during National Poetry Month! View it every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in April for FREE on our website or our YouTube channel. Mega Corazón streams at the following times:
10am – 1pm CST (especially for middle and high schoolers)
8pm – 12am CST (for general audiences)
If you missed Mega Corazón 2020 on April 6th, URBAN-15 will be restreaming the event online throughout National Poetry Month! Featuring San Antonio’s premiere performance poets in a hybrid San Antonio poetic tradition, Mega Corazón combines street, classical, and slam performance styles that promise to be frontal, improvisational, at times painful, and choreographed for a highly visual impact.
This year’s performances will restream every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during April. Our morning segment, geared toward middle and high school students learning from home, takes place 10am-1pm CST, while our evening segment for general audiences runs 8pm-12am CST. Both segments can be viewed online for free either on our website or our YouTube channel.
Participating poets include current San Antonio Poet Laureate Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson, former San Antonio Poet Laureate Octavio Quintanilla, and inaugural San Antonio Poet Laureate and former Texas Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla; National Book Award finalist John Phillip Santos; nationally-recognized poetry slam champions Amalia Ortiz and Anthony “The Poet” Flores; National Poetry Month SA organizer Jim LaVilla-Havelin; playwright Gregg Barrios; taco poet Eddie Vega; Jazz Poets founder Eduardo Garza; Rohn Bayes; Jacinto Cardona; Marisol Cortez; Génesis Linares; Jessica Tilton Zertuche; Natalia Treviño; Frances Treviño Santos; and Nathan Zertuche.
As part of our Hidden Histories series, Mega Corazón 2020 also included “Young Pegasuseros, 50 Years Later,” a special episode focused on the history of the Young Pegasus Poetry Competition. This episode features interviews and readings from past winners, including nationally-beloved author Naomi Shihab Nye, former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros, and visual artist Alice “Pájara” Canestaro-Garcia. This episode is now archived for 24/7 viewing on the Hidden Histories website.
Mega Corazón has always been free of charge to the community. During this unprecedented health and economic state of emergency, please consider supporting community arts groups like URBAN-15 so that we may continue to nurture the artistic needs of our neighborhood and city.