“Mapas & Autos: Latin American Poetry Tour 2015” is part of a poetry readings in New York City with the Chilean writer Enrique Giordano & the Costarrican writer Diego Mora, which includes original audiovisual presentation related with the Giordano’s books “Mapa de Amsterdam” and “El silencio de Claudio” and Diego Mora's “Monóxido de carbono” and "Brea"; reflecting other tendencies in Latin American literature, with new approaches to the topics in deep connection with the mass media global concepts; in this case focusing in maps and cars, cars with human characteristics that show us in a reflective and paradoxical position as individuals. Transformers free entrance!
About the poets:
Enrique Giordano (Concepción, Chile). Emeritus Professor at the University of Cincinnati. When he lived in New York he taught at Barnard College at Columbia University since 1974 to 1985. He is the author of Poesia y Poetica de Gonzalo Rojas (1987), El mapa de Amsterdam (poetry; 1984), La teatralización de la obra dramática, de Florencio Sánchez a Roberto Arlt (1982), El silencio de Claudio (2014) and many articles about Latin American literatures, theater and cinema. He is the co-author of Manuel Puig: montaje y alteridad del sujeto (1986). His poetry book El mapa de Amsterdam had a second edition at Cuarto Propio, Santiago de Chile (2005). He is also an actor, director and playwright, both in Chile and New York, while he obtained the ACE (Asociación de Críticos del Espectáculo) Award, as a best Hispanic actor in Pasajes del Quijote (1981). He has published a selection of his plays in the book entitled El ultimo pétalo de la flor de fango (Puerto Rico, 2013).
Diego Mora (Vásquez de Coronado, San José, Costa Rica, Central America, 1983). PhD. student at University of Cincinnati. Holds a MA in Latin American Literature from New Mexico State University, and a degree in Psychology from Universidad de Costa Rica with a major in Media Education and a minor in Social Psychology. He took cinema studies in Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has published one academic book, four poetry books and one fiction novel. He appears in poetry anthologies from Spain, Argentina, Chile, México and many others. He has been editor of cartoneras books in Costa Rica, United States and Ecuador. Some of his poems were translated to English and Italian.