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Miami Book Fair: Sandra Cisneros In Conversation With Joy Harjo and Ruth Behar

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Miami Book Fair 2022 presents Sandra Cisneros on Woman Without Shame: Poems and Joy Harjo on Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light: Fifty Poems for Fifty Years, moderated by author Ruth Behar. Cisneros’ first book of poetry in 28 years, Woman Without Shame comprises dozens of never-before-seen poems and includes songs, elegies, and declarations that chronicle a pilgrimage towards rebirth. In Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light, three term U.S. poet laureate Harjo has curated a selection of work, beginning with her early discoveries of her own voice and ending with moving reflections on the contemporary moment. This program will be on-demand at MiamiBookFairOnline.com.

Sandra Cisneros is a poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist, and artist. She is the author of Bad Boys, The House on Mango Street, My Wicked, Wicked Ways, among others. She is a citizen of both the United States and Mexico. Woman Without Shame: Poems is her first book of poetry in 28 years. Joy Harjo is the winner of the 2022 Academy of American Poets Leadership Award. She was appointed the 23rd United States poet laureate in 2019, the first Native American to hold the position. Harjo is the author of nine previous books of poetry and two memoirs. She has also edited several anthologies of Native American writing, including When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Song Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry. An active musician, she performs with her saxophone nationally and internationally. Ruth Behar was born in Havana, grew up in New York, and has also lived in Spain and Mexico. The first Latina to win a MacArthur “Genius” Award, Behar also won the Pura Belpre Award for Lucky Broken Girl. Behar is the James W. Fernandez Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and a professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan.

This event is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Book Festival Grant in partnership with the Miami Dade College Foundation.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

November 15 @ 12:00 pm -
November 15 @ 1:00 pm

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Presenter Information:
Sandra Cisneros, Poet; presenter Joy Harjo, Former Poet Laureate; presenter Ruth Behar, Author; moderator
Event Fee:
Free
Event Type:
Online
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Event Contact:

Marci Cancio-Bello
Phone:
(305) 237-3258

Event Venue:

Virtual/Online
Phone:
(954) 357-7435

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