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Odilia Galván Rodríguez – Poetry of Resistance

Odilia Galván Rodríguez - (c) 2015 Eldrena Douma

Late Night Conversation, hosted by Kristin Maffei

Featured Guest: Odilia Galván Rodríguez

Purchase Poetry of Resistance: Voices for Social Justice

Tonight, Kristin talks with Odilia Galván Rodríguez about her new book, Poetry of Resistance: Voices for Social Justice, where she and co-editor Francisco X. Alarcon bring together more than eighty poets in an anthology that powerfully articulates the need for change and the primacy of basic human rights. Tonight, Kristin and Odilia discuss social justice in poetry, why it’s vital to have a plurality of voices in literature, and what it was like working with the late Francisco X. Alarcon on this important anthology.

Eco-poet, writer, editor, and activist, Odilia Galván Rodríguez is the author of four volumes of poetry; her latest is Red Earth Calling: Cantos for the 21st Century. She was the English edition editor of Tricontinental Magazine in Havana, Cuba. She facilitates creative writing workshops nationally and is a moderator of “Poets Responding to SB 1070” and “Love and Prayers for Fukushima,” both Facebook pages dedicated to bringing attention to social justice issues that affect the lives and well-being of many people.

Posted on: February 16, 2016 · Homepage, Late Night Conversation, Podcasts ·Tags: , , , , , .

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