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Poetry Is Busy

Poetry Is Busy (PIB) comenzó en Puerto Rico en el año 2007 por la poeta Mara Pastor quien durante dos fines de semana reunió a decenas de artistas en el antiguo Café Seda de la Calle San Sebastián en el Viejo San Juan.

En el 2010 la poeta Yara Liceaga-Rojas retoma el proyecto y le da una dirección, concentrándose en la curaduría del evento y ampliando su alcance. Como coordinadora de la actividad desde entonces, Liceaga-Rojas ha llevado varias series de PIB a presentarse en la Fundación Nacional para la Cultura Popular, el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, el Paseo de Diego en Río Piedras, la Casa de Cultura Ruth Hernández Torres, el Festival de Claridad y ahora en el Democracy Center de la ciudad de Cambridge en Massachusetts, este último parcialmente financiado por el Massachusetts Cultural Council a través de los fondos destinados al consejo cultural de Cambridge con el Cambridge Arts Grant y el Kindle Project LLC Carousel Grant de noviembre. En enero de 2019, presentó el evento especial Poetry Is Busy: en voz abierta/Into the Unfolded Voice en casa llena, en la Galería del Villa Victoria Center for the Arts en Boston.

A través de los años, PIB ha contado con más de 90 artistas de diversas ramas del arte y actualmente tiene la Caribe Visible Series que busca proponer un espacio de visibilidad a artistas del caribe que viven o trabajan en Massachusetts con el proyecto que se ha presentado en la ciudad de Cambridge.

El caribe es una de las zonas del planeta más abatidas por las condiciones políticas, económicas y ambientales que por décadas han ido logrando el desplazamiento forzoso de grandes grupos de habitantes. Reencontrarse en el calor de un idioma en común o una referencia que nos acerca a nuestras realidades isleñas lejos de ellas, Poetry Is Busy busca promover esos puntos de encuentro que nos une a través de distintas ópticas y narrativas artísticas.

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Poetry Is Busy (PIB) began in 2007 in Puerto Rico when, over the course of two weekends, the poet Mara Pastor gathered dozens of artists in the old Café Seda on San Sebastián Street in Old San Juan.

In 2010, the poet Yara Liceaga-Rojas took up curation of the project, gave it a new direction, and expanded its scope. As coordinator, Liceaga-Rojas has produced several series of PIB events, including at the National Foundation for Popular Culture, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico, the Paseo de Diego at Río Piedras, the Casa de Culture Ruth Hernandez Torres, and the Festival de Claridad. Most recently, PIB has found a home at the Democracy Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, partially funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council through the Cambridge Arts Grant and Kindle Project LLC November Carousel Grant. On January 2019, Poetry Is Busy: en voz abierta/Into the Unfolded Voice, was presented to a sold out crowd at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts Gallery in Boston.

Over the years, the events have featured more than 90 artists from diverse branches of art. Currently, is focused on the Visible Caribbean Series, and seeks to create a space of visibility for Caribbean artists who live or work in Massachusetts.

The Caribbean is one of the areas most affected by political, economic, and environmental conditions that, for decades, have produced the forced displacement of large groups of inhabitants. Poetry Is Busy seeks to rediscover the warmth of a common tongue, encounter a reference that brings us closer to our far off island realities, and promote meeting points that unite us through different artistic narratives and lenses.


Poetry Is Busy

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Poetry Is Busy: Genderlicious @ Middlebury College

Poetry Is Busy: Genderlicious @ Middlebury College

This really awesome group of Caribbean artists will be sharing their works @ Middlebury College Saturday, May 4th, from 6pm to 7:30pm at Poetry Is Busy: Genderlicious!

Philadelphia poet laureate, Raquel Salas Rivera, performers Helen Ceballos and Jeca Rodríguez Colón, cuatro musician Fabiola Méndez, and the curator of Poetry Is Busy Yara Liceaga-Rojas will be participating.

This event comes from the efforts of Dr. Marissel Hernández-Romero, with the financial support from the Department of Luso Hispanic Studies; Latin American Studies;Department of Music; Alianza Latinoamericana & Caribeña; Writing and Rhetoric Program; Brainerd Commons; Department of History of Art & Architecture; Feminist Resource Center at Chellis House; Academic Enrichment Fund ; Distinguished Men of Color; The Middlebury Intercultural Leaders Coalition (MILC); The Anderson Freeman Resource Center (AFC) and Queers & Allies (Q&A).

#PoetryIsBusy #Genderlicious #MultidisciplinaryEvents #YaraLiceagaRojas #ArteCaribeño #DesdeCaribeConAmor #Cuir #POC #MiddlebusyCollege

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