I have been excited for the Saint Louis Small Press Expo and am preparing a set of prints for the show. Inspired by both political activism and cultural heritage, I have chosen to do a block print on homemade paper that translates BLACK LIVES MATTERS into the Modern Yucatec Maya language (Maaya T’aan). Additionally, I use the system of pre-Colombian Maya Glyphs to write the message. I am using a reddish brown paint that attempts to emulate the color of classic Maya writing.
Poet Gocho Versolari was honoured to receive third place in the Stanley Hanks Memorial Contest on May 15, 2016 for his poem “The Wise Men’ (originally published in Spanish as “Los reyes magos” in Corazon Land Review issue 3). The award is presented through the Saint Louis Poetry Center.
Below is his reading during the ceremony.
Somnadrome Press had a great opportunity to participate in the Saint Louis Small Press Expo in the city’s stunning Central Library Great Hall. Below is a short article about the event!
Somnadrome Press has a website! This is an exciting first step to promote mid-West Latino voices.
We will be accepting submissions for the literary magazine Corazón Land Review. View the submissions tab for more details. We are accepting submissions until November 15th 2012 for our first issue of the magazine.