Central American Diaspora Reading, Featuring Cynthia Guardado

Cynthia Guardado, Salvadoran poet and professor, will read from her newest book of poetry, Cenizas, and be supported by other poets of Central America.

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2022
Time: 6 pm- 7:30 pm
Where: Exposition Park– Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional Library, Los Angeles Public Library

For information on how to view the program virtually, email expopk@lapl.org

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Cenizas offers an arresting portrait of a Salvadoran family whose lives have been shaped by the upheavals of global politics. Guardado’s poems give voice to the grief of family trauma, while capturing moments of beauty and tenderness.

Copies of Cenizas will be available to purchase from the author.

About the Author
Cynthia Guardado is a Los Angeles–born Salvadoran poet and professor. She is the author of two collections of poetry, Cenizas and Endeavor. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Magazine, U.S. Latinx Voices in Poetry, and The Wandering Song. Guardado won the Concurso Binacional De Poesía Pellicer-Frost in 2017, and Cenizas was a finalist for the National Poetry Series in 2019.

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