VIDEO + AUDIO “I have decided to wholeheartedly consecrate myself to my art” —Mazza Writer in Residence, Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta

Monday, October 1 - 9:00 am PST to Saturday, October 6 - 9:00 pm PST
Various locations: The Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, and The Green Arcade

Video highlight clips: Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta reads a new poem, beginning "Having found yourself escalated by yourself..." | Daisy Zamora reads "Ser Mujer / To Be a Woman," in Spanish then in English translation by George Evans

Thanks to a generous grant from the Sam Mazza Foundation, The Poetry Center is delighted to invite Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta to be our Mazza Writer in Residence for Fall 2018. Throughout their week-long residency, Luboviski-Acosta meets with several classes of students pursuing multiple studies at SF State, presents a reading, along with renowned Nicaraguan poet Daisy Zamora, Thursday October 4 at The Poetry Center, plus a performance, in collaboration with Kyle Parker, Saturday October 6 at The Green Arcade. Details below.
October 1–6: Mazza Writer in Residence Fall 2018, Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, author of The Easy Body (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. An artist, writer, reproductive justice activist, patient advocate, and lapsed full spectrum doula who supports themself through working at a neighborhood cafe and cleaning houses, Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta’s work attempts, as fellow poet Lauren Levin writes, to “include direct revolutionary action, up to and including revolutionary violence, as part of a continuum of care, and their use of this redefinition of care-work to rethink gendered paradigms.” Their first book, The Easy Body, was published by Oakland queer art & publishing collective Timeless, Infinite Light in 2017. Photo of the author by Kyle Parker.
• For the first of two public events, Thursday October 4 at The Poetry Center, Luboviski-Acosta is joined by renowned Nicaraguan poet (and SF State faculty member in Latina/Latino Studies) Daisy Zamora. Each of the poets will read from their work, followed by a conversation between them and with their audience. Then, on Saturday October 6, Luboviski-Acosta stages an original performance, in collaboration with Kyle Parker, at The Green Arcade, near San Francisco's Civic Center.

Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta and 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 the Sam Mazza Foundation


VIDEOS: Tatiana 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.

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The Poetry Center and the Sam Mazza Foundation