Monday, April 29, 2013

Stay Current with the Pick of the Day: Poetry reading of the works of Sor Juana

Posted By on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 5:56 PM

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In celebration of National Poetry Month, Dr. Carmen Tafolla, Alicia Galvan, Janka Klescova, Bryce Milligan, and Jim Lavilla-Havelin join forces to explore the bilingual poetry of 17th-century scholar and nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695). The illegitimate child of Pedro Manuel de Asbaje (a Spanish Captain) and Isabel Ramírez (a Criollo woman), Sor Juana (née Juana Inés de Asbaje y Ramírez de Santillana) maintains significance in the history of Mexican literature although she lived in a colonial era when Mexico was part of the Spanish Empire. Shown here, a portrait of Juana in 1666, when she first entered the viceregal court. Free, 7pm Monday; Instituto Cultural de México, 600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, (210) 227-0123, npmsa.com. Check out our full online calendar of upcoming events here: calendar.sacurrent.com.

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