"Why I Lost the Popularity Contest:" A pre-book release insider preview and performative poetry reading by Magdalena Gómez from her new book due out in Spring, 2014 published by Red Sugarcane Press.
The New York Times has this to say about Magdalena's work: "There are metaphors of beauty and originality…breathtaking…"
The performance will be followed by a Q & A. This event is free and open to the public as presented by the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program.
Magdalena, a performance poet since 1976, delves into the on-going human dance between tyranny and resistance reflected in war, class, institutionalized racism, violence against women, and the mass media coercion and distortion of "reality." In her poetry as well as with her plays, Magdalena is known for her ability to have humor and horror abide in the same space. "Maintaining a sense of humor is why I'm still alive."
Magdalena has dedicated her life to the interruption of violence and bigotry, using creativity in multiple disciplines to engage others in leading healthy lives of self-determination. “The world is having a nervous breakdown; don't despair, create art and take action."