Eduardo Corral stated that he freely mixes untranslated Spanish with the English in his poems, & began with a poem in which he did just that, a poem about the many jobs his undocumented father had. From a series of poems each titled “Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome” he read one about being a gay man worried about death, & later ended the reading with a little poem with the same title. In between he read “Watermark,” a poem for his mother, & “Caballero” about a lover. He dedicated his reading tonight to the memory of poet José Montoya (1932 - 2013).
Another fabulous reading by 5 poets new to me before this Festival — & there were 2 more readings to go! Stay tuned for the rest -- & check out other photos from Split This Rock Poetry Festival here.