Jan 04, 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
Ticket Price: Free with Museum admission
Four poets will read selections from the essayists, poets, and philosophers of the Victorian era. Readings will include works by Rossetti, Ruskin, Swinburne, Morris, Keats, Tennyson, and Browning. Gathered in celebration, witness these powerful voices weave across the magical works of the Victorian Radicals.
Born in Mexico, Natalia Trevino is the author of the poetry collection VirginX. A professor of English who learned English from Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie, she has an MA in English from UT San Antonio and an MFA from the University of Nebraska. Her awards include the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Award, the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Award, and the Menada Literary Award at the Ditet E Naimit Poetry Festival in Macedonia, among others. Natalia's poems, fiction, and essays appear in various journals and anthologies including Mirrors Beneath Earth.
James R. Dennis is a novelist, poet, and a Dominican Friar. His first book of poems, Correspondence in D Minor (Stephen F. Austin University Press), was published in 2016. He co-authored the Miles Arceneaux mystery series with twi fruebds. Born in West Texas, Dennis now lives in San Antonio with two ill-behaved dogs.
Alexandra van de Kamp is the Executive Director for Gemini Ink, San Antonio's Literary Arts Center. Her most recent books of poems include Kiss/Hierarchy (Rain Mountain Press, 2016) and The Park of Upside-Down Chairs (CW Books, 2010). She has also published several chapbooks including Dear Jean Sebery (2011), which won the 2010 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest. Her work has been published in numerous journals nationwide and has been nominated for five Pushcart Prizes. She is currently working on a third manuscript of poems.
Jim LaVilla-Havelin is the author of five books of poetry with his most recent being West, Poems of a Place (Wings Press, 2017). LaVilla-Havelin is the San Antonio coordinator for National Poetry Month Activities and the Poetry Editor for the San Antonio Express-News and Houston Chronicle. He is the recent Literary Arts recipient of the City of San Antonio Arts Commissions 2019 Distinction in the Arts award. LaVilla-havelin is a teacher, critic, and community arts advocate.
San Antonio Museum of Art (cowden_gallery)
Image: Frederick Sandys, Medea, 1866–68, Oil on composite wood with gold leaf. Presented by the Trustees of the Public Picture Gallery Fund, 1925.