Books
3:46 pm
Tue April 15, 2008

<I>Primera P?gina: Poetry from the Latino Heartland</I>

Primera P?gina: Poetry from the Latino Heartland is the new anthology by the Latino Writers Collective, a group of Latino writers who meet to critique and hone their poetry for readings and publication. The collection includes more than a dozen voices, and in honor of National Poetry Month, we'll hear two of the poets read their work.

Kansas City, MO – Artist and poet Jose Faus moved to Kansas City from Columbia and he's collaborated on a number of mural projects in the Kansas City area and in Mexico. Publisher, editor and poet Gloria Vando is a Puerto Rican born in New York City. Vando and her husband, Bill Hickok, founded the Writers Place in Kansas City. First, we'll hear from Jose Faus.

Jose Faus, "When the Wind is Slight"

Gloria Vando, "By the Dawn's Early Light"

Primera P?gina: Poetry from the Latino Heartland by the Latino Writers Collective, published by Scapegoat Press

Contributors include: Tomas Riley, Andres Rodriguez, Angela Cervantes, Chato Villalobos, Gabriela N. Lemmons, Gloria Martinez Adams, Gloria Vando, Gustavo Adolfo Aybar, Jennifer Prado, Jose Faus, Linda Rodriguez, Marcelo Xavier Trillo, Maria Vasquez Boyd, Xanath Caraza.