Celebrating National Poetry Month, URBAN-15 presents MEGA CORAZON, a live broadcast featuring 24 of San Antonio’s premier performance poets on Wednesday, April 30th. This event will be available on-line to friends of poetry throughout the country, and even the globe, via our streaming video system.
This event evolved during the production of Carmen Tafolla’s “Mi Pueblo” production in March of this year. The poets who collaborated on that show are the core of MEGA CORAZON.  They have reached out to the community and invited friends who celebrate life through poetry to be a part of this historic gathering.

“Mega Corazon celebrates an essential fact about poetry—Poetry is about heart, as well as truth-telling, community, words released into beautiful motion, the color, courage and timbre of all our diverse voices.  Hear San Antonio, tune in, drop in and out—rejoice, repeat, talk back, listen!  It’s all at Urban 15—San Antonio in rainbow life coming to you over the internets.”
—Sheila Black, Gemini Ink Executive Director, MEGA CORAZON poet

WHAT:  “Mega Corazon” featuring San Antonio’s premier performance poets in a world-wide six-hour live broadcast from the URBAN-15 Studio as part of National Poetry Month.  Each poet will contribute a fifteen-minute reading as part of the six hour presentation.

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m CDST

WHERE:  Broadcast from URBAN-15 Studio, 2500 S. Presa SATX 78210

WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE ACCESS:  website portal http://www.urban15.org

FORMAT:  Twenty-four 15-minute sets

Among the 24 featured poets are:

Carmen Tafolla, 2012-14 San Antonio Poet Laureate; Rosemary Catacalos, 2013 Texas Poet Laureate; Eduardo Garza, Cyra Dumitru, Juan Tejeda, Naomi Shahib Nye, Barbara Stanush, Sheila Black, John Phillip Santos, Frances Treviño Santos, Mo H Saidi, Jesse Cardona, Andrea Greimel, Kevin Tobar Pesantez, Andrea ‘Vocab’ Sanderson, ‘Anthony the Poet’ Flores, Amanda Flores, Santiago Garcia, Jr.,  Jenny Browne, and the newly designated 2014-16 Poet Laureate of San Antonio, Laurie Ann Guerrero.

For schedule and information about participating poets, visit urban15.org/index.php?/Event/mega_corazon

FYI: MEGA CORAZON can be seen live in:
Athens Midnight to 6 am
Managua 3 pm to 9 pm
New York City 5 pm to 11 pm

Sao Paulo 6 pm to midnight
San Francisco 2 pm to 8 pm
Melbourne 7 am to 1 pm
Mumbai 2 am to 8 am
Paris 11 pm to 5 am
Kumamoto 1 am to 8 am

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