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Past Readings

and Interviews


Hosted by Judith Arcana

Poetry by Cindy Williams Gutiérrez

Aired on June 25, 2018


Art: © Cristina Acosta

Portland poet and activist Judith Arcana interviews Cindy about poetry and her forthcoming collection, Inlay with Nacre: The Names of Forgotten Women. This is the first time Cindy reads from her new body of work.

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                                                    of Ancient Mexico

Poetry by Cindy Williams Gutiérrez

Music by Gerardo Calderón

Sponsored by the Mid-Valley Poetry Society

Bush Barn Art Center, Salem,  OR

March 25, 2017

Journey to the spirit of ancient Mexico—to a time and place where poetry is the way to a pure heart, an "emerald heart." Through a live performance of Aztec-inspired poetry with pre-Columbian music, Cindy and Gerardo engage in a haunting dialogue with "the ones who have gone before."

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Gerardo Calderón

LETRAS LATINAS: The small claim of bones

Poetry by Cindy Williams Gutiérrez

Interviewed by Ae Hee Lee

Institute of Latino Studies

University of Notre Dame

December 5, 2014

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"In The Small Claim of Bones, Cindy Williams Gutiérrez's words dig deep and exquisitely into the earth of Mexican history to uncover the voices of the people of Tenochtitlan and New Spain. Divided accordingly, the book engages in three different dialogues: between the poet’s father and the Nahuas, her mother and Sor Juana, and Cindy herself and the “bones” that make up her multicultural identity. Through word, breath, and song, this collection of poetry places the sacredness and beauty of the past right beside the present, enriching it— claiming it."

—Ae Hee Lee, Institute for Latino Studies graduate assistant,

                           University of Notre Dame



Art: © José Luís Rodríguez Guerra

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