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When Divas Howl at the Moon: La Fete de la Poetique

Events Take Place Sept. 22-23

Posted 09.22.08 by MICA Media Relations

Poet and MICA professor Chezia Thompson Cager is hosting fellow poets Ylonka Nacidit-Perdomo (Dominican Republic) and Linda Rodriguez Guglielmoni (Puerto Rico) for two days of poetry, music, and dance at the College. The celebration is open to the public.

Monday, September 22, noon, BBOX, The Gateway:

The poets will engage senior thesis students and the general public in a conversation about creative process and informal readings from When Divas Howl at the Moon: The Diva Squad Poetry Collective. The new book, edited by Thompson Cager, integrates English, Spanish, and indigenous languages in a way that reflects the collaborative works of the three women. Audra Harvey `08, who graduated from MICA with a BFA in graphic design and a concentration in creative writing, designed the cover of the book.

Tuesday, September 23, 5:30 pm; Falvey Hall, Brown Center:

Thompson Cager, Nacidit-Perdomo, and Rodriguez Guglielmoni celebrate La Fete de la Poetique, a bilingual concert poetry reading that features student poetry and a performance poetry workshop. Musician Kevin Everett Robinson and his quartet join the Diva Squad to translate their poetical voices as pure sound and record them.

Ticket Information:

The BBOX talk is free to all; the Falvey Hall event is free to the MICA community and $5 for the general public. Purchase tickets in advance at the MICA Store

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.