Exhibition/Reading: “Poetry Handmade Books / Poesía Hecha a Mano”

The McNally Jackson Bookstore is hosting Yarisa Colón Torres, who will be speaking about the creation of her handmade books and reading some of her latest poetry. Her exhibition is called “Poetry Handmade Books / Poesía Hecha a Mano” This exhibit of hand-made, one-of-a-kind books will take place on September 2, 2011, at 7:00pm. McNally Jackson Bookstore is located on 52 Prince Street (between Lafayette and Mulberry Street) in New York.

Yarisa Colón Torres (Puerto Rico, 1977) publishes her poetry by creating unique handmade books. Caja de voces (with Waleska Rivera, 2006), ¿Entrelínea o secuestro? (French translation by Yarín Medina Gil, 2007), Sin cabeza (revised edition by Taller Asiray, 2011) are among her latest publications. Recently, she also published a limited edition of Cibeles que sueña [Cybele as She Dreams], a poetry book written by Lourdes Vázquez and translated by Enriqueta Carrington.

For more on Colón’s work, visit the artist’s blog at http://espacioasiray.blogspot.com/

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