Mazza Writers in Residence 2018–19: Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, Juliana Delgado Lopera

Thanks to a generous grant from the Sam Mazza Foundation, The Poetry Center is very pleased to invite two young San Francisco poet-activists as our second and third Mazza Writers in Residence, for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019*. Each of them, throughout their week-long residency, will meet with several classes of students pursuing multiple studies at SF State, present a reading at The Poetry Center, plus a second performance at an off-campus site. Details below.
October 1–6: Mazza Writer in Residence Fall 2018, Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, author of The Easy Body (poetry, Timeless, Infinite Light, 2017). A Nicaraguan Californian via Mexico, raised both in Huntington Park and Highland Park neighborhoods of Los Angeles, Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta lives in a rent controlled apartment in the Mission District of San Francisco. Luboviski-Acosta appeared at The Poetry Center last September, 2017, reading new work and poems from The Easy Body, and sharing the stage for a remarkable evening with Douglas Kearney.
April 22–27: Mazza Writer in Residence Spring 2019, Juliana Delgado Lopera, author of ¡Cuéntamelo!, an illustrated bilingual collection of oral histories by LGBT Latinx immigrants, and Quiéreme (essays, Nomadic Press 2017), lives in San Francisco and works as executive director of RADAR Productions, a queer literary non-profit. Born in Bogotá, Colombia, she immigrated to the U.S. with her family when she was fifteen, living first in Miami, Florida, before moving to the Bay Area where she found her queer home.

“I have decided to wholeheartedly consecrate myself to my art”
Mazza Writer in Residence Fall 2018
Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta
OCT 1–6
featuring multiple classroom appearances and two public performances:

Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta and celebrated Nicaraguan poet Daisy Zamora
reading and in conversation

Thursday OCT 4
7:00pm @ The Poetry Center
HUM 512, SFSU, free and open to the public
Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta
in collaboration with Kyle Parker

Saturday OCT 6
7:00pm @ The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street, San Francisco, free and open to the public
supported by a grant from the Sam Mazza Foundation

Mazza Writer in Residence Spring 2019
Juliana Delgado Lopera
APRIL 22–27
featuring multiple classroom appearances and two public performances: details tba

* In October 2017, Tongo Eisen-Martin was The Poetry Center's premier Mazza Writer in Residence. He performed his work twice as part of his residency (video/audio at links below):

• Mazza Writer in Residence Tongo Eisen-Martin, in Performance and Conversation
Thursday October 5, 2017, at The Poetry Center

• Words and Music, Tongo Eisen-Martin with Marshall Trammell, in Performance
Saturday October 7, 2017, at The Green Arcade