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tránsitos del sueño del istmo con Tierra Narrative / isthmus dream transits with Tierra Narrative

Como encarnación del sueño, ¿cómo puede la poesía alterar nuestras relaciones con las geografías coloniales y sus residuos espectrales? Este evento reúne a tres poetas cuyas obras trazan cartografías alternas de Centroamérica y el Caribe a través del trabajo onírico y revisiones de la historia, la ascendencia y el tiempo.

Participantes: Shyanne Figueroa Bennett (Estados Unidos); Edgar García (Estados Unidos); Wingston González (Guatemala)

As an embodiment of dreaming, how can poetry alter our relationships to colonial geographies and their spectral residues? This reading and following conversation (moderated by curatorial fellows) brings together three poets whose works trace alternate cartographies of Central America and the Caribbean through dream-work and re-visions of history, ancestry and time.

Featuring readings by: Shyanne Figueroa Bennett (US), Edgar García (US), and Wingston Gonzalez (Guatemala)
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We encourage enthusiastic readers and listeners to engage more deeply with Edgar García's work by purchasing his books. García's Skins of Columbus: A Dream Ethnography is available from Frence Books, and Signs of the Americas is available from The University of Chicago Press.
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English and Spanish translations will be available.

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