Karla Cordero Features at Palabra!
an evening of poetry hosted by Ted Washington
Featured reader Karla Cordero
KARLA CORDERO is a descendant of the Chichimeca people from northern Mexico, born and raised in Calexico, CA. She is a Macondo and VONA fellow, a recipient of The Loft Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship, and the San Diego State University Global Diversity Award. Her work has appeared in several journals and anthologies including Bettering American Poetry, Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands, PANK, Anomaly and BOAAT. Karla is also the 2013 Grand slam champion, aiding the San Diego Elevated Slam team to rank 4th in the national at the National Poetry Slam and she is the editor of Spit Journal an online literary review for poetry and social justice. She is the author of the chapbook, Grasshoppers Before Gods (Dancing Girl Press 2016) and her newest collection titled, How To Pull Apart The Earth (NOT A CULT. PRESS 2018) Karla currently serves as an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at MiraCosta College and San Diego City College.
After the featured reading we will have an open mic. Everyone is welcome to come and share a poem, song lyrics, reading or a short story or just bring your ears for listening and enjoy the evening. Original poetry is always appreciated. Everyone needs some place to speak their minds and Palabra is that place. We are an inclusive and supportive group that aim to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, positive environment, so all talent levels are welcome.
Doors open at 6:30pm and Poetry starts at 7:00pm sharp! We will have a sign-up sheet available at the counter. Each poet will speak for 3-5 minutes each so that everyone who wants to read can have a chance! Palabra poetry night will be every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.
Thursday December 13th
Doors open at 6:30pm
Starts at 7:00pm
La Bodega Gallery
2196 Logan Ave. SD 92113
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