Xanath Caraza http://kcur.org en Poet Xanath Caraza Summons The African Roots Of Mexico http://kcur.org/post/poet-xanath-caraza-summons-african-roots-mexico <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kansas City poet </span>Xanath<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Caraza<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> recently published the poetry chapbook </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Corazon Pintado</em></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a book of "</span>ekphrastic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> poems" – or poems that respond to other works of art.&nbsp;</span></p><p><em>Yanga, Yanga, Yanga</em></p><p><em>Yanga, Yanga, Yanga</em></p><p><em>Today, your spirit I invoke</em></p><p><em>Here, in this place</em></p><p></p> Mon, 07 May 2012 22:31:48 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 17258 at http://kcur.org Poet Xanath Caraza Summons The African Roots Of Mexico Los Muertos Haunt the Nelson-Atkins Museum http://kcur.org/post/los-muertos-haunt-nelson-atkins-museum <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d303b607c97-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d303b607c97-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d303b607c97-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-991855.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the past 14 years, the Mattie Rhodes gallery on the Westside has commemorated the Day of the Dead by asking local artists and community members to make altars in memory of ancestors and loved ones who've passed away. But this year, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is collaborating with the Mattie Rhodes Center, as well as the Guadalupe Center and the Mexican Consulate, to create a large community altar in the museum's central Kirkwood Hall.</p> Tue, 01 Nov 2011 15:21:00 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 2333 at http://kcur.org Los Muertos Haunt the Nelson-Atkins Museum WEB EXTRA: Xanath Caraza Reads from Primera Pagina http://kcur.org/post/web-extra-xanath-caraza-reads-primera-pagina <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d303b602d8c-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d303b602d8c-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d303b602d8c-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-695718.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Traveler, educator and short story writer Xanath Caraza says she first started writing poetry when she was about six years old.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2008 14:24:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 1165 at http://kcur.org