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Lydia Huerta at Words and Music

Lydia Huerta MorenoThe January 20, 2018 Words and Music event at the Tranquilbuzz Coffeehouse will feature Lydia Huerta reading her own poetry and favorite poems by others in both English and Spanish. Open mic will follow her performance–that means your poems, stories, and songs! The event starts at 2:00 p.m.
 
Lydia Huerta received her Ph.D. in Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures from the University of Texas at Austin. She is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies and Spanish in both the Department of Social Sciences and the Humanities at WNMU where she teaches courses on Latin American and Latino Literature, Film, Media and Culture, Women and Gender Studies and Spanish.

She also serves as Co-Director for The Center for Gender Equity, where she focuses on collaborating with students and other faculty to provide transformative programming and advocacy on issues of gender equity and feminism. Her areas of interest include interdisciplinary approaches to gender, ethics, border studies, violence in the US-Mexico border region, Mexico and Brazil.

 
Ame
 
Looking into you 
Your sky is full of
hidden constellations
that gleam
when the wind 
pushes away your clouds
Looking into you is..
Loving you is…
Fear. Of you. 
 
Ame
Ver dentro de ti
Eres un cielo de
constelaciones ocultas
que se deslumbran 
cuando el viento 
mueve tus nubes
Ver dentro de ti es..
Amarte es..
Miedo. De ti.

Disclaimer:
The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Southwest Word Fiesta™ or its steering committee.

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